AWFS wood waste goes to nature sanctuaryLAS VEGAS

-- AWFS Fair’s recycling program, a cooperative effort involving Weima America, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and Freeman, the association’s show general contractor, reduced bulk waste from trade show exhibitors once sent to landfill by a 6:1 ratio. 

The shredded wood scrap will now provide ground cover for Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization that provides a safe haven for animals that live in the wild.

AWFS Fair exhibitor Weima, a company that manufactures shredding, grinding and briquetting equipment, provided the show with a WL13 shredding system, which was in constant operation during show hours, grinding all of the demonstration wood scrap as well as discarded shipping and packing materials used by exhibitors.

"Destroy Responsibly" billboards were located throughout the convention center during the show. Attendees could view the shredder in action outside the freight doors in the Central Machinery Hall.

"WEIMA was pleased to participate in a program where our equipment could have a positive impact on the environment," Madison Burt, vice president of  Sales, Weima America said.

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