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Sustainability Leader Discusses Innovation at 2009 Environmental Expo in Vegas

SOLON, OH – (Oct. 15, 2009) Nicholas Rumanes, vice president of development for the Las Vegas Sands Corp., spoke at the 2009 Environmental Expo: An Education in Sustainability dinner during CardPak Inc.’s annual Pack Expo event at the Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. CardPak is a leading manufacturer of environmentally sustainable packaging products, headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

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Nicholas Rumanes at the Environmental Expo 2009.

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The dinner attracted nearly 125 attendees, representing some of the pre-eminent retailers, consumer packaged goods companies, packaging manufacturers, contract packagers, educators, media and packaging trade associations nationwide.

“We chose the Palazzo for our annual dinner because the Las Vegas Sands Corp. has led the way in sustainability,” explained Tony Petrelli, president of CardPak. “Its dedication to the environment echoes our standards and mission here at CardPak, and we couldn’t have selected a better place to discuss the future of sustainability in our daily lives.”

Rumanes spoke about founding and operating Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s sustainable development practice, which achieved a Silver LEED rating for the Palazzo Resort. Rumanes is an expert on sustainable building practice and has worked on similar projects for clients such as GE, Equinox, ABC, Disney, Omnicom and SAP.

The Palazzo is not only the largest LEED-certified building in the world, but it is more than four times bigger than the second largest. More than 41.6 million gallons of water are conserved annually, which is enough to fill 63 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Enough electricity to power more than 700 homes a year is also conserved at the Palazzo. And perhaps the most impressive statistic is the facility’s waste conservation: approximately 42,000 tons of construction waste is diverted from landfill to recycling, which is the equivalent to a stack of cars 23-miles high.

About CardPak®

CardPak, Inc. is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. An early innovator of sustainable packaging with products such as ClubPak™, SustainPak™ and ShelfPak™, CardPak® has a long held commitment to the development of sustainable products and practicing lean, environmentally friendly manufacturing.

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