With an estimated one million tonnes a year in the UK wasted in the exhibition industry alone, Exhibit Green
will give clients the option of retiring the sufficient quantity of credits required to offset the environmental damage - or CO2 emissions - produced during the transport, manufacture and disposal of stands, which can weigh more than 20 tonnes.
Carbon credits represent a reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with one carbon credit equivalent to the saving of one tonne of CO2.
Projects that prevent the generation of greenhouse gases or remove them from the atmosphere earn these credits, which can then be sold to other businesses and individuals to offset the emissions they generate.
The exhibition industry tie-up follows AGT’s recent success in helping Swiss Le Mans race team, Hope Racing, become the first professional motorsport team to become completely carbon neutral – through the same process of retiring credits.
Equinox Design partner Carl Criscione said: "Equinox has built thousands of stands and we’ve seen incredible amounts of waste, which is exacerbated by the fact that many need to be fire-proofed, making them even more difficult to destroy.
"We believe that collaborating with AGT through Exhibit Green will create a simple system where clients can offset the environmental damage caused by the stands through the purchase of carbon credits. It is a big step in the right direction and we’re delighted to have some household names already on board."
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