Melville's Poster Boys Just Got Greener

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Melville Graphics has reinforced its green credentials.

According to the Guardian News and Media (guardian.co.uk), the UK exhibition industry spends £40m to deal with more than 120,000 tonnes of waste every year. In addition to the cost, the exhibition organisers have a Duty of Care under Section 34 of the Env

In today's ecologically aware climate, it is important that as many aspects of an event as possible are sustainable. We take the social, economic and environmental impacts of organising our events very seriously, and this great new initiative once again by Melville demonstrates their commitment as true partners in adding value to all aspects of what we do.

Melville Graphics has reinforced its green credentials by offering another new environmental initiative to event organisers and exhibitors as well as an additional tool to decrease the waste produced by the exhibition industry each year.

Not content with simply supplying and installing recyclable PVC banners, the graphics division of Melville Exhibition & Event Services now removes all banners at the close of events and takes all obsolete items to its recycling facility. There the banners are ground up, melted down and turned into new raw material plastics used for the manufacture of ties and straps for young trees, waste bins and the like.

This new service was trialled at IFSEC 2009, a leading event for the security sector organised by United Business Media (UBM). "We supplied and installed a whole range of recyclable PVC banners at IFSEC, which was the first official event to benefit from this new recycling service," comments Melville Graphics Production Manager Nathan Rowe. "Like many organisers, UBM is keen for all their contractors to work toward the BS8901 British standard for event sustainability, and this new tool in our locker keeps us ahead of the game. It's also a powerful statement of our on-going commitment toward the environment."

UBM's Group Operations Director, Mirabelle Chatterjee adds, "In today's ecologically aware climate, it is important that as many aspects of an event as possible are sustainable. We take the social, economic and environmental impacts of organising our events very seriously, and this great new initiative once again by Melville demonstrates their commitment as true partners in adding value to all aspects of what we do."

Commenting on the initiative Melville's CEO Nick Marshall adds, "The environment is right at the top of the agenda in the exhibition and event industry right now. I'm delighted that Melville - through initiatives like this - can continue to support our clients in helping them to achieve more sustainable events. Our graphics team has done a superb job in putting this together, and I'd like to thank them for all their hard work and effort."

Melville Graphics' new banner recycling service is available to all organisers at all events.

About Melville

Melville Exhibition & Event Services, a GES Worldwide Network company, are the UK's leading all services exhibition and event supplier with offices in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Germany and Abu Dhabi.

Melville provide a wide range of event services, including stand design and build, electrical installations including theatrical lighting, graphic services, logistics, furniture hire, floorcoverings, venue services, data and registration and floorplanning services.

Melville produce many well known shows including the UK's largest exhibition the Spring Fair, The British International Motor show, Clothes Show Live and Ipex. For more information visit http://www.melville.co.uk

About United Business Media Limited
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com

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