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Turning Meeting Trash into Treasure

A company set up to reward households for recycling might hold the key to one of the meetings industry’s most serious environmental challenges.

Meetings and events generate the second-highest volume of waste of any industry. Only construction produces more. In 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculated that the average meeting churns out 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms) of waste per person, per day. By contrast, the typical North American generates four to five pounds of

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