Another CES has come and gone. Latest attendee numbers were estimated at over 170,000 techies and about 4,500 exhibitors across 2.9 million square feet of space. For us locals, that means traffic jams within a 1 mile radius of Paradise, Nevada and additional time to get to our destination outside of the Strip area for at least 5 days. If you live on the strip or by the strip, convention and tourist traffic are the norm. We get used to it, but not so good for the air quality, is it? CES brings so many new, exciting and innovative brands to the tradeshow floor. For 50+ years, it has been the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.
I’m even more excited to see the rise of sustainable and eco-friendly tech products on the show floor and seeing next-generation innovations. However, one of the many problems on the tradeshow floor is the amount of waste that is left behind after each show. As part of our commitment to corporate responsibility, Plus Studios has taken the steps to educate and reduce waste by increasing the use of materials that can be Reusable and Recycled. We hope to influence not only the exhibitors at CES, but other shows to take the initiative and make a step towards a more sustainable tradeshow. Here are simple green initiatives taken from one of our workshops that exhibitors can easily implement:
- Reusable: Exhibit Hybrid Rentals. Hybrids are not only cost-efficient but also lowers carbon footprint.
- Reduce: Giveaways. Take note of the promotional items used at tradeshows.
- Are your giveaway materials environmentally friendly?
- Have you thought about eco-friendly staff shirts or company uniforms?
- Do you provide company water bottles for the staff?
- Recycle: Donate and reduce waste on the tradeshow floor. Schedule in advance for complimentary pick up of unwanted items at the end of your trade events.
Creating sustainable products that will help improve lives and conserve the environment at the same time is incredible and commendable. Every effort counts towards a sustainable lifestyle. So many to choose from, but here are my favorite CES 2020 Innovation Award winners:
1) Sherpa Tunable Light for Agriculture by Sherpa Space Inc. – Sustainability, Eco-Design & Smart Energy. One lighting system to cover the whole growth stage of one plant.
Plants demand different lights in each growing stage. This advanced light solution improves the productivity and quality while reducing the energy demand. Find out more at https://www.sherpaspace.co.kr/sherpa-light
2) Hydraloop by Hydraloop Systems – The Hydraloop is a first of its kinds in the world: a compact, game changing residential water recycle system. A true consumer product that is stylish and uses patented and breakthrough technology.
It recycles 85% of all domestic water used. It cleans & disinfects shower, bath & washing machine water so it can be reused for toilet flushing, washing machine, garden or pool. It reduces water consumption by 45%, sewage emission by 45%, carbon footprint by 6%, as well as energy consumption. Find out more at https://www.hydraloop.com/
3) Watergen’s Gen On Board is an ideal alternative to bottled water. Water generation capacity up to 7.9 gallons per day. Plug-and-drink solution and no extra electricity required.
Customized built-in water tank per demand. Can be used as technical water for various applications. Find out more at https://us.watergen.com/
4) Wearable Techs that will help improve your lifestyle:
a. Smart Belt – Fall Prevention by WELT. The smart belt is a wearable device that can prevent falls for the elderly.
Approximately 9500 deaths of older Americans are associated with falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older. However, the current solutions in the market can detect a fall only after it has happened. The smart belt is a solution that helps the elderly manage their risk of falls or falling. It detects the user’s symptoms for fall in advance, by accurately analyzing the walking pattern. Learn more at https://www.weltcorp.com/
b. Skiin Connected Health & Wellness System by Myant Inc. Skiin provides a continuous connection to your body by embedding the ability to measure your health into clothing that you wear throughout your daily life.
c. OrCam Hear by OrCam Technologies. OrCam Hear is the world’s first AI-driven, wearable assistive technology device for people with hearing impairment that combines lip reading with simultaneous voice source separation.
It has the ability to identify the person speaking to the user. Learn more at https://www.orcam.com/en/
Who is Plus Studios: Curators of experiential exhibits, unrivaled events and sustainable environments.
Our Mission: We promise to create unique experiences that move hearts, minds and business forward.
Our Vision: Creativity plus customer service equals a winning experience every time.
Entrepreneurially minded, service oriented, creative and agile, PLUS Studios was founded in 2013 when a collective group of industry veterans decided to break the mold and do business differently. With our agility, insight, new thinking, and modern sensibilities, we have created unforgettable experiences that are results driven. To learn more about Plus Studios, please go to www.Plus-Studios.com and email email@example.com for a free Tradeshow Sustainability download or contact us at 702-651-9611.
About the Author: Li Jackson is an 18 year veteran of the events & exhibits industry and is currently the VP of Marketing at Plus Studios. She is also the Editor of Tradeshowlife, an online educational and media outlet; and the Executive Director at Rethink Worldwide, a Non-Profit Organization focused on Conserving the Environment and ending single-use plastic.