Making CES Green

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES, is committed to making CES greener than ever.

Apply for the 2018 Green Grant

If you're a Las Vegas organization with sustainability initiatives, share with us how your innovative programs give back to the local community, help take care of our planet and make the world a better place.

Your organization could be awarded one of the annual CES Green Grants from CTA.

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What We Did at CES 2017

We champion green initiatives with our general contractor and vendors to make the CES production process more sustainable.

Here is what we accomplished at CES 2017:

  • Nearly 1,300 tons of materials were recycled at the LVCC and Sands.
  • More than 1.6 million square feet of carpet were reused or recycled after the show.
  • 100 percent of paper and mesh banners were diverted from the landfill, totaling over 23,000 square feet.
  • All booth ID signs were recycled, diverting more than 3,250 square feet of card stock from the landfill.

CES 2017 donated 137 tons of show materials
1,300 tons of material were recycled from CES 2017
1.6 million square feet of carpet were reused or recycled from CES 2017.

Booth Donation Program

Through our booth donation program, exhibitors can donate raw materials and furniture they don’t want to ship home after CES.

At CES 2017, exhibitors collectively donated more than 285,000 pounds of materials to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village, Teachers Exchange and HELP of Southern Nevada.

Check back in September to learn how to participate in this complimentary program at CES 2018.

Giving Back

CTA has a long history of supporting programs in Las Vegas that benefit the local community and environment. 

Apply now for the 2018 Green Grant. >

2017 Grant Recipients

  • CTA granted $76,000 to EverFi, an education technology company, to continue implementing the CTA Future Innovators Program into Clark County schools. This digital course provides middle and high school students with a foundation of critical skills in technology, entrepreneurship and business.

  • CTA provided Green Our Planet with $15,000 to build four additional garden classrooms throughout the Clark County School District, helping an additional 3,000 students.

  • CTA granted $10,000 to Touro University Nevada to further upgrade its campus to LED lighting.

See more about past recipients. >  

Our CES 2018 grant application will open in September.

CTA Recycling Initiatives

Since 2010, CTA has led the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI), a consumer technology industry effort to increase collaboration among manufacturers, retailers, collectors, recyclers, non-governmental organizations and governments at all levels, and to continue to increase the industry’s sustainability efforts.

In April 2016, CTA announced the responsible recycling of 700 million pounds of consumer electronics, a new record under ELI and the consumer technology industry’s highest ever annual total.

CTA also produces and maintains Greener Gadgets, an online resource for consumers that highlights the industry trend toward "greener gadgets" — smaller, smarter, more energy efficient devices that can do more than ever before. Tech-savvy shoppers now have more ecofriendly options and this resource has valuable information about how to buy green electronics, use them efficiently and recycle them at the end of their useful life.

Learn more about the how the consumer technology industry is leading the way on energy efficiency and ecycling. >