March 7-11, 2023

Anaheim, CA USA

Sustainability Program

Running an Environmentally Friendly Event means...

We are constantly learning, developing and creating more ways to become a "planet-forward" trade show. Our main focuses are waste diversion, energy/carbon offsets, water, procurement/materials and travel. Click the + signs below to learn more.


What's New in 2023!

What the show is doing...

  • Back of house waste sort during the show to maximize waste diverted from the landfill and ensure materials are sent to the correct stream.
  • Clearly labeled 3-bin front of house systems (recycle, compost, landfill) placed throughout the ACC.
  • Designated cardboard drop-off areas throughout the exhibit hall to maximize the cardboard effectively collected and recycled.
  • Collection of clings in zero waste pallets post show for recycling.
  • GES offers in booth recycling and compost porter service for exhibitors through ESK.
  • Eliminated foamcore signage and prohibit styrofoam from the show.
  • Staff meals are served on reusable serviceware.
  • Identified water refill stations throughout the convention center to allow for easy water bottle refill.
  • Partnering with r.Cup to bring reusable cups to our networking events at the show!
  • We are aiming to eliminate single-use plastics in the coming years!

What our sponsors are doing...

Thank you to Tetra Pak for sponsoring our waste diversion efforts at Natural Products Expo West 2023.

What our show is doing...

  • Tracking of energy consumption at the convention center and hotels to offset the carbon impact through our partnership with GreenPrint and Natural Capital Partners.
  • No HVAC during move in/move out.
  • Lighting levels are set to 50% during move in/move out.
  • Energy and water consumption at the convention center and host hotels is tracked and offset by partnership with GreenPrint and Natural Capital Partners.
  • Encourage shipping/freight through SmartWay freight partners.

 

 

What our sponsors are doing...

Thank you to our ACC Offsetting Sponsor Kvaroy Arctic who is allowing us to offset all of the water and electricity used during Natural Products Expo West in the Anaheim Convention Center.

In 2022, a total of 673 TONS of CO2 was offset thanks to our ACC and Hotel Offsetting Sponsors!

Thank you to our Hotel Offsetting Sponsor Danone who is allowing us to offset all of the water and electricity used during Natural Products Expo West at the two host hotels.

In 2022, a total of 673 TONS of CO2 was offset thanks to our ACC and Hotel Offsetting Sponsors!

What the show is doing...

  • Attendees are encouraged to participate in the hotels' linen reuse program.
  • Providing water refilling stations to influence attendees to bring their own refillable water bottles. During past shows, these water refilling stations helped avoid over 10,000 plastic water bottles from being used.

 

 

What our sponsors are doing...

Thank you to our ACC Offsetting Sponsor Kvaroy Arctic who is allowing us to offset all of the water and electricity used during Natural Products Expo West in the Anaheim Convention Center.

In 2022, 2,181,000 gallons of water was saved through The Alfalfa Project thanks to our ACC and Hotel Offsetting Sponsors! 

Thank you to our Hotel Offsetting Sponsor Danone who is allowing us to offset all of the water and electricity used during Natural Products Expo West at the two host hotels.

In 2022, 2,181,000 gallons of water was saved through The Alfalfa Project thanks to our ACC and Hotel Offsetting Sponsors!  

What the show is doing...

  • Eliminated carpet in the exhibit hall. This removes this over 300,000 sq ft of carpet and padding from our waste stream.
  • Styrofoam and foamcore have been banned and eliminated from Exhibitor Service Kit (ESK).
  • Continued partnership with GES to procure more sustainable products including reusable and recyclable signage.
  • 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.
  • Show Mobile App will provide all attendees with all pertinent show information.

What our sponsors are doing...

Show Bag Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsor Robinson Pharma for sponsoring the Natural Products Expo West 2023 show bags! 

Show Bag Partner

We’re proud to partner with ChicoBag, a Climate Neutral, 1% for the Planet and B Corp certified company for our show bags this year. All ChicoBag rePETe products contain certified Repreve fabric which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Lanyard Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsor Youtheory. Our lanyards were made of a post-consumer polyester waste called Repreve Polyester Fiber. This fiber is made of 100% recycled plastic water bottles. 

What the show is doing...

  • Allow all registrants to offset their travel through registration portal
  • We offset all staff travel to/from the show
  • We partnered with Natural Capital Partners to ensure support of certified and audited carbon offset projects around the world. All the projects supported are independently verified to assure emission reductions are occurring.