What had to happen?
We work in an industry that produces on average two Olympic swimming pools of garbage per fair. Since there are about 1700 fairs on our planet every year, the associated mountain of rubbish is frightening and furious. At the latest when you have seen the report “The Jenke Experiment – the plastic in me”, you will be afraid.
The expo24seven team wants to do something, wake up and take a small or bigger step every month to reduce plastic and other waste in the company and especially in our projects. This page documents our progress and actions as of October 2019 and we also publish it on our social media channels on Instagram and Facebook.
We are looking forward to your feedback and ideas and hope to reduce the use of plastic for our customers.
Measure 2 #lesswaste Project
500 square metres of exhibition stands – 500 kg of plastic
We are happy to support the “The Honu Movement” project from November 2019 on and have fivehundred kilogram of plastic garbage collected and properly recycled for every square metre of exhibition stand built on the Pacific beach.
We share the costs for this clean-up work with our customers. For each square metre of the exhibition stand, 50% of the costs are paid by the customer, the second 50% by expo24seven GmbH.
For the month of October 2019 we built 500 sqm stands for the following customers:
APLEONA GmbH 242 sqm
SWAROVSKI KG 58 sqm
ARTDECO cosmetic GmbH 45 sqm
OPTIMUM Asset Management 54 sqm
IPT testing technology 99 sqm
Quarterly in 2020 we post our clean-up support as blog posts in the new category “Environment”.
“The Honu Movement”
This non-profit organization is dedicated to cleaning up our oceans while improving the lives of others. The initiative’s clean-up initiatives and education centers provide permanent jobs for local employees and educate communities about environmental protection, recycling, and responsible, reduced use of disposable plastics.
Each piece of plastic collected by local cleaning teams is sorted and sent to local recycling centers where it is converted into a “product for exchange”.
This video shows an employee from The Honu Movement in Indonesia collecting 500 kg of plastic waste for expo24seven for the month of November 2019.
Measure 1 #lesswaste Project
Goal: Reduction of the red stretch film used to less than 10% of the annual quantity
Measure: We informed the employees and told them that stretch films may only be used in special cases. Stretch film is now our enemy!
Question: Why do we use stretch film?
Insight : To fix different and smaller components on pallets and to protect them from scratching.
Action/Decision: Purchase of pallet stacking frames. Small components and materials are now secured on pallets with reusable wooden stacking frames. Stretch film is completely dispensed with on these pallets.