Our privileges to use any resource available to us prove to be detrimental to the state of the planet.
When you’re at a tradeshow or any sort of large scale networking or marketing event, people will come talk to you and see if you have any potential to help them out. They’ll hand you offers, promotions, and business cards printed on glossy cardstock when you really didn’t want it in the first place, and now you have a couple pieces paper in your pocket that you’ll most likely throw away.
Not only is this a waste of trees as a resource, but a sizeable cost sink to any business doing this. There are better, more creative ways at getting across information to your audience, and only a few are doing it.