CES Green

Making CES Green

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

More than 4.8 tons or steel and 3,000 pounds of aluminum were melted down and recycled.We donated show materials to nonprofit organizations.

What We've Done at CES

We champion green initiatives that reduce waste and give back to the local community. We work with our general contractor and vendors to make the CES production process more sustainable.

Here is what we accomplished at CES 2016:

  • More than 1 million square feet of carpet were reused and 330,000 square feet were recycled by our general contractor, Freeman.
  • More than 33,000 square feet of magnetic banners were recycled.
  • More than 5,660 square feet of vinyl banner materials, used as directional signage on the show floor, were repurposed by Sky Group into tarps, hockey rink liners and outdoor movie screens.
  • More than 4.8 tons of steel and 3,000 pounds of aluminum were melted down and recycled.
  • Eight trailers of show materials, totaling more than 78,000 pounds, were donated to Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village, Goodwill and Teacher Exchange.
  • CES press rooms are green with only paperless press kits permitted, saving an estimated 2.5 million pages of printed paper.

Giving Back

CTA has a long history of supporting programs in Las Vegas that benefit the local community and environment. We will announce this year’s grant recipients at CES 2017. 

2016 Grant Recipients

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

  • CTA provided Green Our Planet, with $14,000 to build three additional garden classrooms throughout the Clark County School District.

  • CTA granted $10,000 to Touro University Nevada to install an electric vehicle charging station on its campus.

See more about past recipients. >  

CTA 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, 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. >