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New waste disposal system
Sniec goes green
In its attempt to solve the exhibition industry's waste problems, Sniec has launched an initiative to rid itself of the large volumes of waste generated by events. It has invested in a waste disposal system and will actively and forcefully point out the need to separate rubbish and put it into practice. Also, sustainable materials are to be used in stand construction. A prize is to be offered as an incentive to build efficient and recyclable stands. "This is a step in the right direction, which points out the growing problem to the industry's players while at the same time motivating them to consider green solutions", said a confident Michael Kruppe, general manager of Sniec. The pressure to deal with the waste generated by fairs in China is growing because events are achieving massive growth rates across the board. General manager Kruppe is aware of his responsibilities: "As the market leader, we recognise our responsibility to make our contribution and give our best by proactively promoting the use of environmentally-friendly materials", he said about the initiative.
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