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Prosper agrees that adopting green
products and services can initially be
expensive. For example, the dishwashers
Peak Event Services maintains for rental
were initially pricey because they use
innovative reverse osmosis systems that
help conserve water. But they've paid off
in the long run by eliminating spots on
drinkware so it need not be washed more
than once.
In 2018, the company also made a
huge investment in green technology
by converting its 208,000-square-foot
headquarters to solar power.
" WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING
FOR THE NEXT PRODUCT
OR PRACTICE "
Phil Heidt agrees that renting is the
eco-friendly choice. Heidt is group
vice president for CORT Party Rental,
a Seattle, Wash., service that leases
everything from event tents to furniture
to food prep systems to lighting to linens.
" We're always looking for the next
product or practice we can incorporate
into our business to continue to do our
part to lessen our carbon footprint, " he
notes. " Small things, like heat-sealing
the bottoms of the garment bags that
cover our linens rather than tying them
in knots, go a long way in lessening the
overall amount of plastic needed. We
also recycle our used carpet and turf
into bales that are shipped to vendors
to shave down and make into new nylon
products or carpets. "
All four of the vendors interviewed
say they expect demand for eco-friendly
products and services to increase in their
industries as people become cognizant
of the long-term impact of their choices.
" Our region is constantly seeing new,
exciting practices and products that
push that agenda forward, and we don't
see that slowing down any time soon, "
Heidt comments. " Each successive
generation seems more and more
aware of the effects our actions have on
the environment and how important
sustainable decisions are. Who knows
what our forward-thinking industry will
think of next? "
Michelle Miron is a freelance writer
based in Hugo, Minn.
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When buying fresh fl owers and other event
supplies, Paige McQuillan strives to work
with local vendors and others who prioritize
sustainability. Photo courtesy of Taylor Butters.
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