March 2-6, 2021

Anaheim, CA USA

Sustainability Program

Our Mission

New Hope Network is proud to continue our Sustainability Program at Natural Products Expo West 2020. We recognize our trade show has an impact on the environment. Through our Sustainability Program, we are striving to identify, understand, and address these impacts to achieve continual improvement year after year. Our areas of focus continue to be: waste management, energy and water conservation, sustainable procurement, and community engagement.

Click the plus sign to see what we're doing in each category!

What the show is doing...

New in 2020, New Hope Network is featuring "The Plastic Rainbow"! This 85' art instillation is made from 10,000 upcycled water bottles that would have been destined for a landfill. This art piece makes a big, beautiful statement about eliminating single-use plastic and will help to spread awareness about the need to clean up our water sources.

What our sponsors are doing...

Anaheim Convention Center & NPEW Host Hotel Greening Sponsor

  • Thanks to the support of our sponsor, we are able to offset 100% of the electricity and water used during Natural Products Expo West at the ACC, Marriott, and Hilton. This equates to 1,785 water restoration credits and 1,121 renewable energy credits through the Bonneville Environment Foundation! 

Arena Plaza Stage Sponsor

  • Looking to shift away from single-use plastic and be more sustainable? We are changing the status quo and creating a sustainable area during our daily Arena Plaza Happy Hours by utilizing items such as resuable cups, cloth napkins, and eco-friendly signage material. 
  • We have partnered with PathWater who is also working towards a cleaner future by providing reusable bottles with water that is sustainably sourced. PathWater will be at the Arena Plaza during all show days so make sure to visit them, get your reusable bottle and use it the whole show!

Our Partner

In conjunction with raising awareness about single use plastic, New Hope Network is making a donation to The Ocean Cleanup. This is the largest ocean pastic collection effort in history and is making huge waves when it comes to salvaging our world's water!

What our show is doing...

  • New Hope is going single-use-plastic free by the year 2022!
  • A full back of house sort occurs during the show to maximize waste diverted from the landfill
  • 3-bin systems (recycle, compost, landfill) are placed through out the Expo West campus 
  • Staff meals are served on china and with silverware
  • Box cutters are provided to help break down cardboard so more can be recycled
  • Designated cardboard drop off areas allow more cardboard to be captured
  • We provide resources to help companies source non-plastic sampling options
  • GES offers in booth recycling and compost service for exhibitors
  • Eliminated foamcore and prohibits styrofoam from the show

What our sponsors are doing...

Waste Diversion Sponsor

In 2019, Natural Products Expo West recycled and composted 191,800 lbs of material and diverted 47% of all our show's waste! This is in a large part attributed to our communities’ efforts and the support of our sponsor to divert waste from landfills. 

What the show is doing...

  • Metrics tracking of energy, water and waste during move in/out and show days
  • No HVAC during move in/out
  • Lighting is set to a reduced level of 50% during set up and tear down days
  • Escalators are shut off during move in/move out
  • Plastic single use water bottles have been eliminated
  • Condiments and beverages are provided in bulk rather than individual servings

Our Partner

The Anaheim Convention Center has one of the most extensive sustainability programs in place. Check out all of the amazing efforts they have in place including- water reduction, waste diversion and social change.

What the show is doing...

  • Encourage shipping/freight through SmartWay freight partners
  • Enforcement of non-idling ordinance of 5 minutes or less for suppliers and exhibitors

What our sponsors are doing...

Catch Your Spark Free Ride Sponsors

Looking for a way to get around campus? Minimize your impact by choosing an electric powered Catch Your Spark Etuk to get where you’re going. These free rides can be found picking up attendees at Angel Stadium or the Anahiem Marriott to help you get to and from the show!

What the show is doing...

  • Allow all registrants to offset their travel through registration portal
  • We offset all staff travel to/from the show

Our Partner

  • Allow all registrants to offset their travel through registration portal
  • We offset all staff travel to/from the show

What the show is doing...

  • Plastic single use water bottles have been eliminated
  • Condiments and beverages are provided in bulk rather than individual servings
  • Styrofoam and Foamcore have been banned and eliminated from Exhibitor Service Kit (ESK)
  • Sustainable booth packages available through GES and the ESK
  • Continued partnership with GES to procure more sustainable products including:
    • Recyclable signage
    • Reuse of banners and carpets-only recycling after several uses
  • The Show Directory Map is printed on FSC certified paper, which ensures products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits

What our sponsors are doing...

Arena Plaza Stage Sponsor

PathWater will be providing 100% responsibly and locally sourced water in aluminum resuable bottles. PathWater is helping with our goal of eliminating single-use plastic and will be at the Arena Plaza during all show days. Make sure to visit them, get your reusable bottle and use it the whole show!

Lanyard Sponsor

  • The fabric of the lanyard is made of a post-consumer polyester waste called Repreve Polyester Fiber.
  • This fiber is made of 100% recycled plastic water bottles. 

Show Bag Sponsor

  • Each show bag is made of 2 recycled plastic 16.9oz water bottles
  • Therefore creating 10,000 show bags saves 20,000 plastic water bottles from a landfill
  • These plastic bags can also be recycled at the end of their life, similar to a #1 plastic bottle

Show Map Sponsor

The Official Show Directory Map is is made from post-consumer waste, 80# text, FSC certified, 10% , chlorine free, and acid free paper

What the show is doing...

  • We encourage attendees to participate in the hotels' linen reuse program
  • All straws have been removed from F&B services unless specifically requested

What the show is doing...

  • A Sustainability Kiosk highlighting exhibitors that participate in the program
  • Our exhibitor newsletter has sustainability tips to help exhibitors improve their sustainable practices
  • We created a Exhibitor Sustainability guide to make the most out of your show!
  • Our Exhibitor Sustainability Survey encourages exhibitors to develop and implement sustainability initiatives for their show experience

What the show is doing...

Donations

Leftover material (food and booth supplies) donated to local non-profits including Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

Diversity in Naturals Networking Event

Diversity in Naturals Networking event is a Happy Hour where people of all races, cultures, genders, backgrounds and orientations of the natural products community come together to celebrate and recognize our individual differences.

What our sponsors are doing...

Community Breakfast Philanthropic Sponsor

At the Community Breakfast this year, in partnership with Children's Hunger Fund, we plan on packing 4,000 boxes with healthy food for families in need! These boxes are intended to supplement a family's food supply for an entire week. With our sponsors help, we will donate 192,000 meals through this philanthropic component of the Community Breakfast! 

Our Partner

Children's Hunger Fund is a non-profit organization with the mission to deliver hope and health. Since being founded in 1991, CHF has worked in the US and around the world to elevate the local church, equipping and positioning church leaders and volunteers to reach suffering children and families in their communities. With their partnership, the Natural Products community will come together at the annual breakfast event to pack boxes full of healthy food that will then be delivered directly to the homes of children and families in need.   

What the show is doing...

  • Our energy consumption metrics are collected for duration of event
  • Carbon offsets for convention center 
  • RECs (Renewable Energy Credits) are purchased for energy usage
  • No HVAC during move in/move out
  • Lighting levels are set to 50% during move in/move out
  • Enforcement of non-idling ordinance of 5 minutes or less for suppliers and exhibitors
  • Created travels offset options that can be activated during the registration process 

What our sponsors are doing...

Anaheim Convention Center & NPEW Host Hotel Greening Sponsor

Thanks to the support of our sponsor, we are able to offset 100% of the electricity and water used during Natural Products Expo West at the ACC, Marriott, and Hilton. This equates to 1,785 water restoration credits and 1,121 renewable energy credits through the Bonneville Environment Foundation!  

Our Partner

We partner with South Pole to offset the carbon impact of staff travel to and from the Natural Products Expo West Show.


Have questions, comments or concerns about the New Hope Sustainability Program?

We'd love to hear from you. Please email us at sustainability@newhope.com.