What happens to the CES exhibits?
The International CES exhibition was over last week and the workers have started recycling the exhibits that were left behind after the gadgets and gizmos were taken back.
During the recycling process, convention – goer badges are turned into room keys and vinyl banners are made into ice skating rink covers while the magnetic signs are turned into new magnets. CES had exhibits covering a space of up to 2.2 million square feet and at least 160,000 attended the event that lasted for a week. It is one of the largest trade shows of North America and it is contracted to come back to Las Vegas the next year and also in 2017.
The space for it has already been reserved up to 2025, said Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Jeff Chase, vice president of sustainability for Freeman- the hired coordinator of the show said that the goal of the company and the CES association is to recycle waste and not let anything go to waste.
Hundreds of exhibitors have displayed products with an eye on the future and the framework of the booths were packed up separately by them which were then recycled separately too. The nonprofits were also let to volunteer and recycle the items that won’t be used after the show. Chase said that the rest of the items would end up in landfill.
For the first time this year, the organizers have reached out to trash and recycling haulers ahead of the event and also coordinated with companies and three of the Las Vegas nonprofits to get the left out gadgets in a place and put the temporary displays to good use. The picnic tables from Audi were donated and the same was done with LG’s kitchen cabinets of LG including the wood flooring and barbecue grills in Sony’s stalls.