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Can Exhibition and Trade Show Stands Be Sustainable?

Eco-Friendly Practices Across Every type of Stand

In a world increasingly focused on sustainability, businesses are reimagining their approach to exhibitions, recognising that environmental responsibility can extend to every facet of their presence at trade shows. Let’s explore how exhibition stands, from roller banners to modular builds, can be designed with sustainability in mind.

Roller Banner – Biodegradable and Vinyl Options

Roller banners have taken a leap towards sustainability with the introduction of biodegradable materials. Opting for these eco-friendly alternatives reduces environmental impact while still delivering the versatility and visual appeal associated with vinyl banners. Roller banners can be used again and again, consider the content and images you include on the banners to keep the information up to date.

Cardboard Roller Banners

Pushing the boundaries of sustainability, cardboard roller banners offer a renewable and recyclable alternative. These banners are not only lightweight and easy to transport but also contribute to a circular economy by being reused or recycled after their initial purpose.

Modular Built Stands: A Commitment to Longevity

Limitless Reusability

The commitment to using modular stands is a commitment to sustainability. With a well-designed modular stand, there should be no need for frequent changes. Reusing the graphics, frame, and other components ensures that the stand evolves with your brand, reducing the demand for new materials.

Expansion Aspirations… Easy with a Modular Stand

Growing your presence? Instead of starting from scratch, you can expand your existing stand, minimising waste and maximising the value of your initial investment.

Aluminium’s Infinite Life Cycle  

The backbone of many exhibition stands, aluminium, stands out as a highly recyclable material. Beyond being eco-friendly, aluminium frames boast an almost unlimited life cycle. Reusing these frames not only reduces waste but also minimises the need for continuous manufacturing.

Why Change Your Print?

Branding Evolution

As your brand evolves, so too can your stand. Sustainable practices don’t mean sacrificing adaptability. Reprinting graphics to reflect your evolving branding instead of changing the entire stand, is a responsible way to stay on message.

Message Adaptation

Sometimes, your message needs tweaking. Rather than an entirely new set of graphics, change the ones the are no longer aligned with your current communication goals.

Sustainability is not a compromise but an enhancement to your exhibition strategy. From roller banners to modular builds, each stand type can be crafted with a commitment to environmental responsibility. By embracing sustainable practices, businesses not only reduce their ecological footprint but also showcase a forward-thinking approach that resonates with environmentally conscious audiences. Make your mark at exhibitions without leaving one on the planet—choose sustainability at every stand level.

At Oaks Exhibitions, we are dedicated to offering a myriad of options for sustainable exhibition design, ensuring that every showcase aligns with your brand values and environmental consciousness. From eco-friendly roller banners to versatile modular builds, our commitment to sustainability extends across our entire range. Contact us today to explore how Oaks can help you make a powerful impact at exhibitions while minimising your environmental footprint. Let’s embark on a journey towards sustainable exhibition success together.

If you are planning an event this year maybe we could help? Contact the Oaks Exhibitions team on 01484 644 368 or email us on