March 7-11, 2023

Anaheim, CA USA

Sustainability Program

Our Mission

New Hope Network is proud to continue our Sustainability Program at Natural Products Expo West 2023. 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.

What's New to Expo West 2023!

We’ve chosen to remove the carpet from our live event experience. Removing Carpet will save 300, 354 sq. ft. of carpet, padding, and visqueen. 76% was returned to inventory but even with tremendous recycling and upcycling efforts, the carpet material usage was staggering. Also, by not shipping carpet to/from the show, we save on carbon emissions from transport.

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

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.
  • We are aiming to eliminate single-use plastics in the coming years!

What our sponsors did in 2022...

Thank you to Tetra Pak for sponsored our waste diversion efforts at Natural Products Expo West 2022.

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.
  • 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.
  • Encourage shipping/freight through SmartWay freight partners.

What our sponsors did in 2022...

A huge thank you to our ACC and Hotel Offsetting Sponsor Danone who is allowing us to offset all of the water and electricity used during Natural Products Expo West in both the Anaheim Convention Center and our host hotels. 

What the show is doing...

  • Attendees are encouraged to participate in the hotels' linen reuse program.

Thank you Kvaroy for helping us bring the Plastic Rainbow to Expo West 2022!

What our sponsors did in 2022...


The "Plastic Rainbow" is an 85' art instillation 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. 

Because of the sponsorship of the Plastic Rainbow at Expo West 2022, Natural Products Expo West with the support of Kvaroy Artic was able to donate $10,000 to The Ocean Cleanup! The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization developing and scaling technologies to rid the oceans of plastic and are making huge strides in making our oceans healthier.

   

   

A huge thank you to our ACC and Hotel Offsetting Sponsor Danone who is allowing us to offset all of the water and electricity used during Natural Products Expo West in both the Anaheim Convention Center and our host hotels. 

   

   

Zipline Logistics is sponsoring the water bottle refilling stations at Natural Products Expo West this year, so bring along your reusable water bottle or refill one you get onsite from one of our many exhibitors. In 2019, the water refilling stations helped avoid 6,538 plastic bottles from being used!

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 did in 2022...

Show Bag Sponsor

Thanks to our sponsor Robinson Pharma, the Show Bag was made of rPET recycled plastic, approximately 2 plastic water bottles per bag! That's 20,000 plastic water bottles that have been reused to create our show bag - which can then recycled again once you remove the handles.

Lanyard Sponsor

Our lanyards were made of a post-consumer polyester waste called Repreve Polyester Fiber. This fiber is made of 100% recycled plastic water bottles. Thank you to the 2022 sponsor, YouTheory!

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.

 

What the show is doing...

  • New Hope Sustainability Kiosk highlighting exhibitors that participate in the Sustainable Exhibitor Program.
  • Exhibitor Sustainability Guide with sustainability tips to help exhibitors improve their sustainable practices.
  • Our Sustainability Exhibitor 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.

Our Partners

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.

(included) Partnership


New Hope Network values diversity and is taking steps towards creating more inclusive events and seeking new ways we can bring greater racial equity to the industry. We’re excited for our continued partnership with (included), a membership collective for BIPOC top executives in CPG who are dedicated to one another’s success, who advocate for diverse representation, and who commit to amplifying BIPOC voices. This exciting partnership guides multiple efforts at both Expo East in Philadelphia and Expo West in Anaheim and is a strong steppingstone in creating a long-term strategy for how our platforms can most effectively elevate BIPOC-owned brands in the industry. Highlights from these efforts include conference session collaborations, complimentary NPEV memberships for (included) members, networking events and onsite exhibit space and table top features.

J.E.D.I. Community Happy Hour at Expo West 2022


Many organizations have made it clear: we value diverse businesses and strive for an inclusive natural products industry. New Hope Network has heard those statements and Expo West is ready to activate on its Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) values. This opportunity was designed to breakdown some of the barriers in place for under-represented groups and was in partnership with (included), New American Table, JEDI Collaborative and Project Potluck. We look forward to elevating, celebrating and growing our diverse natural products community and all of the talent, voices and perspectives that make us who we are. Thanks to those who joined us for the J.E.D.I. Community Happy Hour at Expo West 2022!

In Partnership with

Supported by

Naturally Proud Network Happy Hour & Reception


The Naturally Proud Network Happy Hour was an opportunity for attendees to connect and fundraise for LGBTQ+ charities or non-profit organizations whose mission is to support LGBTQ+ community members. Over 300 attendees stopped by and the group was able to donate $5,000 to the OC LGBTQ Center! Thank you to all who came out to support!


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

We'd love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected].