The Event Greening Forum has appointed the University of Pretoria to conduct research on the use of wood in the exhibition industry.
The research will address the following concerns:
- What proportion of exhibition stands in South Africa are made out of wood and wood products like MDF.
- A rough estimate of the number of exhibition stands that use wood and wood products.
- How often these exhibition stands are used, on average.
- How much wood waste is produced once these stands are no longer needed, and what happens to this waste.
The research will also present best practice recommendations on how to use this resource more responsibly, both for constructing and using exhibition stands, and once it has become what is traditionally viewed as waste.