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Five reasons roller banner stands are bad for the environment

Whether you go to an exhibition, conference or to the entrance lobby of a corporate office building, it’s probable that you will have encountered a cassette roller banner stand.


Although cassette banner stands are pretty much everywhere, the advances in eco-technology and display design have now made them an environmental taboo.


That’s right, cassette roller banner stands are terrible for the environment. In this article, we explain five reasons why…


1. Cassette roller banner stands are complicated to recycle

They are complicated to recycle as there are so many different materials and components, especially in the roller cassette.


2. Made from unrecyclable materials

Roller banner stand graphics are often made of unrecyclable materials like PVC, so when it comes to end-of-life, it’ll end up in landfill.


3. Or they’re made from unknown materials

When ordering cheap cassette roller banners, it’s likely you won’t know what material the graphics are made from, making them impossible to recycle responsibly anyway.


4. Cassette roller banners have a HUGE carbon footprint

Roller banner stands are imported from overseas, so come with a significant associated carbon footprint.


5. Carry cases are complicated to recycle

Most roller banner stands are supplied with a carry case for easy transportation, and these are often made from Nylon. Classed as a non-biodegradable synthetic, when Nylon is manufactured it creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 310 times more potent than carbon dioxide. That’s just not a good environmental solution, in fact it’s pretty harmful to the planet.


Nylon is also complicated and expensive to recycle, so it will most likely end up in landfill.



 


Make the switch to eco-friendly banner stands

The good news in, there are now great environmental alternatives to roller banners that have little or no impact to the environment. The fact that you’ve landed on this page is evidence that you’re considering making the switch to eco-friendly banners already, that’s great!



Introducing Totally eco Displays

Recyclable and portable display graphics for events, conferences, exhibitions, and brand activations.


Totally eco Displays products are designed and built in the UK, using a robust corrugated cardboard, which can be reused time and time again until being ultimately recycled. The printed graphics are also eco-friendly too, using environmentally conscious inks and print technology.


That’s right, the range is completely environmentally friendly, or Totally eco if you will.


The Totally eco Displays range includes banner stands, backdrops, counters, and literature stands, but we can also create custom displays too!


Sustainable. Reusable. Recyclable.

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