March 12-16, 2024

Anaheim, CA USA

Sustainability Program

Industry Impact | What's New in 2024!

This year we'll be introducing two "sustainability zones" onsite in Anaheim! These two zones will focus on a specific sustainability efforts and will feature fun games and special gift giveaways. We also have an array of special events and education that'll address sustainability:

Climate Day | Marriott, 8:00am - 7:00pm

Early Morning Yoga | Grand Plaza, 7:30 - 9:00am
Sustainability Activation Zone | ACC Level 3, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sustainability Activation Zone | Arena Plaza, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sustainability Showcases | North Hall Lobby-Level 200, 10:00am - 6:00pm
(included) Pavilion | North Hall, 12:00 - 6:00pm

*Buyer-only hours: 12:00 - 1:00pm, ACC Level 3 & North Halls, Wednesday 3/13.

Early Morning Yoga | Grand Plaza, 7:30 - 9:00am
Sustainability Activation Zone | ACC Level 3, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sustainability Activation Zone | Arena Plaza, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sustainability Showcases | North Hall Lobby-Level 200, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Gender Equity in Nutraceuticals | Arena Plaza, 4:00 - 6:00pm
(included) Pavilion | North Hall, 10:00am - 6:00pm
LGBTQ+ Allies Networking Reception | Hilton, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Organic & Regenerative System Education Track | Marriott, 10:00am - 4:45pm

Movement and Breathwork | Grand Plaza, 7:30 - 9:00am
Sustainability Activation Zone | ACC Level 3, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sustainability Activation Zone | Arena Plaza, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sustainability Showcases | North Hall Lobby-Level 200, 10:00am - 6:00pm
J.E.D.I. Community Happy Hours | Arena Plaza, 4:00 - 6:00pm
(included) Pavilion | North Hall, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Early Morning Yoga | Grand Plaza, 7:30 - 9:00am
Sustainability Activation Zone | ACC Level 3, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sustainability Activation Zone | Arena Plaza, 10:00am - 1:00pm


Water Conservation

  • Participate in your hotel’s Linen ReUse Program- Did you know that you can often earn Rewards points for participating? Ask your hotel about their specific awards incentives!
  • Take shorter showers to save water and time!


Waste Reduction

  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup throughout the conference.
  • Take only what you need at food functions.
  • Download the official Expo West app that'll have important event information including the show map!
  • Ask for a recycling bag for your hotel room if one isn’t in place.


Energy Conservation

  • Turn off lights and thermostat when leaving your hotel room.
  • If exhibiting, be sure to power down your booth at the end of each show day.


Air Quality/CO2 Impact

  • Carpool or take public transport to/from the airport and to/from your hotel. Make new friends and contacts while saving CO2!
  • Take advantage of the free hotel shuttle (if available)… or even better, walk if possible.
  • Offset your travel to/from Expo West.
  • Choose to eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day OR make the commitment eat meat free ALL WEEK.

By working together, we can make the event more memorable, meet our audience’s expectations and reduce wasted time, resources, and costs. All exhibitors are required to complete the Exhibitor Sustainability Survey prior to arriving on show site. Here are some things we do in exchange:

  • The first 75 brands to complete the survey a chance to showcase their products in a "Sustainable Brand" showcase onsite at Expo West to further your reach and grow booth foot traffic.
  • A chance to be featured on @natprodexpo's Instagram Stories (tagging the brand & booth # call-out) leading up to the show, providing extra coverage before the show even begins!

We're also encouraging all exhibitors to participate in The Better Stands program which aims to move away from disposable, single use stands, in favor of reusable or recyclable structures.


80% of attendees have indicated they care about events running in a responsible manner!


Be a part of the movement by completing these 10 steps prior to arriving at Expo West. 


Here are some other suggestions to reduce signage and booth waste:

  • Encourage less printing and provide more information digitally when it comes to booth literature, fulfilling requests via email and website referrals
  • If you must print, create reusable non-dated signs that can be used year after year
  • Avoid foamcore signs and request recyclable material such as cardboard signage
  • BYOF!- Avoid carpet and bring your own flooring, like puzzle foam flooring that can be reused at all your shows
  • Break down ALL cardboard boxes and put in the correct recycling bin
  • Request additional booth bins for recycling and compost collection
  • Use only compostable or recyclable serviceware for samples and giveaways
  • Use the stickers provided at the Exhibitor Services desk to mark your materials for recycling or donation
  • Set a goal to leave no trace behind by shipping out all booth properties and packing materials and donating extra giveaways

Visit one of our 3-bin Waste Stations to compost food, compostable cups and other biodegradable products.


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