“Waste? At my meeting? It's not even on my radar screen!” Those words from an experienced meeting planner underline just how tough it is to raise awareness about the tremendous volume of waste trade shows and meetings produce every year. Part of the problem is that no figures are available for how much waste the industry produces in the United States. More is known internationally; a survey by the Union of International Fairs cited an average of 2,934 tons of waste produced at fairgrounds ...

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