Making CES Green

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

What We Did at CES 2018

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 2018:

  • Over 1,500 tons of materials were recycled at the LVCC and Sands/Venetian.
  • More than 1.7 million sq. ft. of carpet were reused or recycled after the show.
  • 100 percent of vinyl banners were diverted from the landfill, totaling over 39,000 sq. ft.
  • All booth ID signs and aisle signs used at the show were recycled, diverting more than 13,000 sq. ft. of material from the landfill. 

Total CES Materials Recycled


Vinyl and Magnetic Banner Recycling


Aisle Carpet Return and Reuse


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 2018, exhibitors collectively donated more than 187,000 pounds of materials to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village, Teachers Exchange and HELP of Southern Nevada.

Check back in October on how to participate in this complimentary program at CES 2019.

Giving Back

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

2018 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 $14,000 to build additional garden classrooms throughout the Clark County School District. 

  • CTA granted $12,600 to Touro University Nevada to purchase and install two solar powered emergency towers in its remote parking lots.

See more about past recipients. >  

Our CES 2019 Green 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. >