Melville’s Poster Boys Just Got Greener

13th October 2009

Birmingham, 05 October 2009.


Graphics has reinforced its green credentials by offering another new

environmental initiative to event organisers and exhibitors as well as an

additional tool to decrease the waste produced by the exhibition industry each


Not content with simply supplying and installing recyclable PVC

banners, the graphics division of Melville Exhibition & Event Services now

removes all banners at the close of events and takes all obsolete items to its

recycling facility. There the banners are ground up, melted down and turned

into new raw material plastics used for the manufacture of ties and straps for

young trees, waste bins and the like.

This new service was trialled at IFSEC 2009, a leading event for the

security sector organised by United Business Media (UBM). “We supplied and

installed a whole range of recyclable PVC banners at IFSEC, which was the first

official event to benefit from this new recycling service,” comments Melville

Graphics Production Manager Nathan Rowe. “Like many organisers, UBM is keen for

all their contractors to work toward the BS8901 British standard for event

sustainability, and this new tool in our locker keeps us ahead of the game.

It’s also a powerful statement of our on-going commitment toward the


UBM’s Group Operations Director, Mirabelle Chatterjee adds, “In

today's ecologically aware climate, it is important that as many aspects of an

event as possible are sustainable. We take the social, economic and

environmental impacts of organising our events very seriously, and this great

new initiative once again by Melville demonstrates their commitment as true

partners in adding value to all aspects of what we do.”

Commenting on the initiative Melville’s CEO Nick Marshall adds, “The

environment is right at the top of the agenda in the exhibition and event

industry right now. I’m delighted that Melville - through initiatives like this

- can continue to support our clients in helping them to achieve more

sustainable events. Our graphics team has done a superb job in putting this

together, and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work and effort.”

Melville Graphics’ new banner recycling service is available to all

organisers at all events.