Resource responsibility at the trade fair

STILL is continuing its holistic sustainability strategy with its presence at this year's LogiMAT, the world's leading intralogistics trade fair. The main focus here is on recycling the trade fair stand. In cooperation with the Leipzig-based start-up company Trash Galore, STILL is "saving" around 650 kg of trade fair material and donating it to four social organisations in the region.

When the doors of LogiMAT closed at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre on March 21, it was the starting signal for the reuse of the 612 square metre STILL stand. In line with its holistic sustainability strategy, STILL not only presented pioneering products with a low CO2 footprint at this year's leading trade fair for intralogistics, but also put its trade fair presence to the test in terms of consistent resource conservation. The first optimisations have already been implemented, and more will follow after careful data collection and evaluation.

Cooperation with Trash Galore gives 650 kg of material a "second life" in social institutions

In addition to aspects such as regional procurement, reducing waste and taking social and ecological criteria into account when selecting partners and suppliers, STILL's main focus is on conserving resources when it comes to the trade fair stand. In order to ensure this as far as possible, STILL made sure that the stand builder would be able to reuse a large proportion of the materials for further trade fairs. And STILL went one step further: the Hamburg-based company was the first exhibitor at the trade fair to cooperate with the Leipzig-based start-up company Trash Galore, which specialises in the professionally organised reuse of trade fair stands. Materials such as wood, metal, flooring and textiles that are not suitable for reuse in trade fair or event construction are passed on by Trash Galore to charitable organisations in the region for further use.

Ecological and social benefits in equal measure

Thanks to the cooperation with Trash Galore, around 650 kg of material from the STILL trade fair stand at LogiMAT that could not be reused by the trade fair builders was passed on to charitable organisations in the Stuttgart area, including more than 510 kg of textiles, 100 kg of wood and a good 40 kg of plastic. At the Kunstverein Wagenhalle e. V., the Bauzug 3YG, the SchaffBar Böblingen e. V. and the play mobile of the Stadtjugendring Sindelfingen e. V., these materials will be given a "second life" - as flooring, in the form of hand-sewn bags or as parts of the children's world in the Sindelfingen town hall. The cooperation has positive effects on several levels: Valuable resources have been conserved and reused in the sense of a circular economy, over 5,000 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent have been saved, and at the same time the valuable work of four charitable projects has been supported in a practical and pragmatic way.

Comprehensible and transparent: STILL publishes Reuse Report on its collaboration with Trash Galore

Trash Galore attaches great importance to regional placement in order to minimise the use of resources. For example, the transport of STILL's trade fair materials to the four locations in the Stuttgart area caused only 27.13 kg of emissions. STILL and Trash Galore present these and other facts and figures in the Reuse Report. Further information on STILL's sustainability activities can also be found on the STILL sustainability page.