Outdoor Retailer announced that Nalgene has been named the Official Bottle of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in 2019. Through the partnership, Outdoor Retailer and Nalgene Outdoor are providing all attendees, or the first 25,000, with a custom Summer Market 32-ounce Wide Mouth Nalgene water bottle during this year’s tradeshow to use at more than 170 water refill stations located throughout the show.
“We’re excited to partner with Nalgene to give Summer Market attendees a refillable bottle and offer an easy way for everyone to reduce their plastic footprint,” said Marisa Nicholson, Outdoor Retailer vice president and show director. “With over 170 water stations located in the Colorado Convention Center, attendees can head down nearly every aisle to refill and stay hydrated. The bottles are perfect for everyone at Summer Market to use and reuse during the show and take with them on their next adventures.”
Outdoor Retailer has eliminated the sale of single-use plastic bottles at the Colorado Convention Center during the shows, with water sales reduced to only boxed water at one location in the venue. Water refill stations will be available in all education zones and lounges, along with exhibitor booths and other show areas as designated by a water icon on show maps. Upon registration, attendees can pick up their free, 32-ounce Wide Mouth Nalgene bottle to use at the water stations throughout the week.
Two other very exciting ventures debuting at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market made a strong commitment to eliminating single use plastics. Over 200 outdoor brands, many of which are exhibitors at Outdoor Retailer have signed on to the Plastic Impact Alliance. Making a promise to reject single use plastic bottles at the event. Additionally, Vessel Works, a stainless steel reusable cup service, has teamed up with Nuun, Patagonia Provisions, Cusa Tea, and Lono Life to serve food and beverage samples this week during the show. At the end of each day, Vessel Works will collect the 2-ounce, stainless-steel cups, wash and sanitize them overnight, then return them to the booths for another day of sampling.
"As leaders in circular economy solutions to disposables, we are excited to expand our offerings to the trade show industry with Nuun at Outdoor Retailer,” said Dagny Tucker, founder of Vessel. “Food and beverage trade shows can produce upwards of 9.4 million disposable sample cups per show. Beyond sustainability, our elegant solution adds beauty and sophistication for a better exhibit experience for vendors and attendees alike."