Better environmental awareness will be championed at this year’s Labelexpo Americas 2012. In addition to the launch of new feature area Ecovillage, there will be “a major global first” with the Chicago event collecting the waste matrix from the many live press demonstrations over the exhibition’s duration.
With the help of Greenwood Fuels and Channeled Resources, the matrix will be collected every few hours and taken to the Ecovillage show area to highlight the amount of waste that could potentially be recycled instead of going to landfill. Following the show, the waste will be compacted and picked up by Greenwood Fuels to be turned into fuel pellets, “a direct and affordable substitute for coal but with a lower carbon and overall emissions’ footprint”.
The Ecovillage feature area will include the sustainable forest and exhibitor pavilion, both showcasing exhibitors who offer products and services to support a better performing, more environmentally conscious label industry. Exhibiting companies include: Channeled Resources, Xeikon, UPM Raflatac, Precision AirConvey, Avery Dennison, Flexcon, Sun Chemical and Clairfoil.
Labelexpo managing director Roger Pellow comments: “The wider label industry needs to take up more stringent environmental management systems if we are to address and tackle the increasing pressures from external influences such as legislation and end-user expectations/demands. Labelexpo Americas 2012 will go some way to showing converters and printers that there are many viable products and services on the market that can aid their business in becoming more sustainable while also reducing their overhead costs.”
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