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After Gadgets And Gizmos Go Home, CES Exhibits Get Recycled

As exhibitors at the International CES showcase for consumer electronics packed up their booths last week, workers were already recycling what was left behind.

Jeff Chase is the vice president of sustainability for Freeman, the show's hired coordinator. He said it has been the goal of his company and the Consumer Electronics Association to do what they can to not let anything go to waste.

Attendee badges are made into hotel room keys. Massive magnetic signs are ground up and made into new magnets. Vinyl banners are turned into everything from ice-skating rink covers to shade tarps.

Materials are donated to three Las Vegas area nonprofits.

CES boasts 2.2 million square feet of exhibits. The show has a contract to return to Las Vegas in 2016 and 2017 and has space reserved through 2025.

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