The Consumer Electronics Show is sometimes known for having among the new products announced some which are quite environmentally friendly. The show itself is now going green, making it perhaps the world's largest tradeshow to try and offset the huge amount of resources and pollution which are unfortunately by products of its success.
The Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the annual CES event, said it would be working with Carbonfund.org to offset the 20,000 tons of carbon associated with the tradeshow. It plans to do this by investing in environmental projects like renewable energy and reforestation. It will also be offering those attending the chance to offset their airline travel through the tradeshow's Web site as well as kiosks during the event. Plans are furthermore in the works to use biodegradable food containers and utensils which CES attendees dine with, print all show literature on recycled paper, and so on.
What's perhaps most interesting is the creation of a part of CES focused on "environmentally and economically sustainable technologies which contribute to the social and cultural growth of the developing world." There will also be some conference sessions focused on helping CE manufacturers enact green practices.
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