Following the success of the EOCA Plastic Pledge at OutDoor by ISPO 2019, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is setting the challenge to exhibitors at the ISPO 2020 show to run single-use plastic free stands!
EOCA launched its Plastic Pledge earlier in the year, and 44 companies signed up to it before OutDoor by ISPO in Munich. Sixty percent of all EOCA members exhibiting at that show as well as some non-members signed the pledge. The pledge focuses on the vast amounts of single-use plastic used to provide refreshments at tradeshows and commits signees to encourage the use of reusable cups, glasses and bottles, to provide drinking water which visitors can use to top up their reusables, and to not use single use plastic to serve their food and drinks, amongst other things. The Messe supported the initiative and provided drinking water stations in all of the halls. In addition, EOCA produced guidance notes suggesting other ways in which exhibitors could reduce single-use plastic use at tradeshows.
Currently, 51 companies have signed up to the pledge and implement it at tradeshows. The full list can be seen HERE