Thursday, 10 March 2011 23:42

How to Be Eco-Friendly At Events like Natural Products Expo West

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I attend a lot of events that are about being green, healthy, and/or vegan. But I often find that they aren't extremely sustainable - there often seems to be unnecessary waste. For example, Natural Products Expo West is a fantastic event but it's unbelievable how much packaging it thrown away during and after the show. This inspired me to make a video on the ways I'm being eco-friendly at these events and how they can make a big difference.

If you don't have time to watch the following video, here are the tips:

  • Carpool
  • Bring Your Own Bag
  • Bring Your Own Food Container
  • Bring Your Own Utensils
  • Bring Your Own Bottle/Mug
  • Look For Sample Containers That Are Eco-Friendly (compostable or made out of paper ideally)
  • **Only Take Samples You Want - don't take something just because it's free, take it if you really want to try it
  • Encourage Sustainable Packaging
  • Take Notes Digitally (on mobile device or tablet computer) When At Seminars/Lectures
  • Digital Business Cards - write down contact information or use a mobile app to capture it, and then email your information
  • Bring Your Own Lanyard (for name tag/badge) If You've Saved Them From Previous Events
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