Eco-Friendly Exhibition Stands That Make Sense
What we offer is one of the most sustainable exhibition stand solutions to exhibiting you are likely to come across. The reusable, reconfigurable Prestige Events System is MORE environmentally friendly and MORE cost-effective.
To improve business sustainability, you need to consider a custom modular stand.
Our product is the only solution that has married great design with a reusable, modular system. So you don’t have to decide between a fantastic, eye-catching exhibition stand and reducing your carbon footprint. A Quadrant2Design stand does both.
The lightweight structure is easy to transport meaning we use lighter, eco-friendly vans. There are no chemicals, pollutants, or harmful materials in any of our exhibits. Every single component is reusable, and has a 15 year life span. That means your exhibit can stand at over 300 events in its life time.
Our customers love our sustainable solution to exhibiting.
If a renewable stand solution is important to you…
When you visit a trade exhibition you soon realise the huge amount of materials and resources that are directed at a single event lasting just a few days.
But what’s really shocking is that many of these exhibition stands end up in the skip once the show is over. What a terrible waste of resources.
The reason that many stands are trashed is that they’re old-fashioned designs, and manufactured from unsustainable MDF/timber resources.
And even worse, the construction methods used to build these stands, involve solvents, adhesives, paint and chemicals, all of which are harmful to the environment.
Exhibition stands designed and built-in Prestige are truly sustainable exhibiting solutions because they are designed to be reusable.
This means that Prestige stands can be reconfigured and reused again and again, at different shows, for different stand space, over many years.
Our Sustainable Business Model
- Prestige exhibition stands are light and compact for transport, and so require smaller, lighter, less polluting vehicles
- Stands are quick and easy to build, so need less on-site resources
- Hardware (which is aluminium) is reused, again and again, making the most of this valuable mined resource
- Prestige stands are manufactured using a clean process, that doesn’t involve glues, laminates, paints and solvents
- No harmful waste is created; no chemicals, MDF or timber dust, fumes or debris
- Our entire business-model centres on enabling our clients to reuse their sustainable exhibition stands over an entire event and exhibition calendar, saving both money and resources
How we give back
Concern for the environment, sustainability and wildlife runs through our culture here at Quadrant2Design.
We support numbers of environmental and wildlife charities, with direct donations or the supply of free exhibition materials.
One of our most important contributions, is our sponsorship of the Kakapo Recovery Programme in New Zealand.
We are, in fact, the only non-New Zealand company sponsoring the recovery work of this amazing species.
To learn more about the Kakapo and our work, see Kakapo Recovery Programme
Sustainable Exhibition Stand Purchasing Plans
The Sustainability Conundrum for the Exhibition Industry
Historically, exhibitions have been incredibly toxic. Build ‘n’ burn (or custom-built stands) are thrown together with power tools and use materials such as acrylics and MDF. They have a shelf life of approximately one exhibition, destined for an afterlife in the skip.
Building custom-built stands is a high-risk task, with many labourers and installers working close to each other. The single-usability of these stands is uneconomical and harmful to the environment.
All in all, exhibiting was once a non-sustainable marketing strategy.
Using an exhibit made from recyclable materials, such as card or honeycomb board, means you will reduce your impact on the environment.
The disadvantages of using a recyclable exhibition stand are that they have limited design elements as many of the materials that go into creating high impact graphics are not recyclable.
Secondly, as the contents aren’t as durable, they cannot be reused.
As the world adapts to a modern age of sustainability, we feel we have a realistic solution to the outdated approach.
Eco-Friendly Exhibiting… not just the stand
Here at Quadrant2Design, we are realists.
We know that it simply isn’t possible to design, create and build an exhibition stand while sticking with 100% sustainable business practice, which is why we’re pretty proud of our sustainable business model. And we think you will be as well.
Sustainable exhibiting can mean many things:
- choosing your mode of transport and travel carefully
- Stand designed with reusability in mind
- Choosing energy-efficient LED lighting
- No paper approach to marketing materials
Your budget might not stretch to an exhibit made from 100% recyclable materials, but you can make some improvements.
Ditching paper, and offering digital marketing material is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. LED or CFL light fixtures are also worth considering.
Ultimately Your exhibition stand is what will make the biggest difference to your sustainability, so make sure you choose your contractor with this in mind!