Sept 20-23, 2023

Philadelphia, PA USA

Industry Impact

Inspiring Sustainable Impact means...

Providing ways for attendees and exhibitors to be more sustainable at our events and throughout the rest of the year. Click the + signs below to see our guides.

While you are attending Expo East, there are several ways you can reduce your carbon footprint:

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.
  • Make sure to download the official mobile app (available for download soon!) instead of using a paper show map onsite.
  • 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!
  • Choose to eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day OR make the commitment eat meat free ALL WEEK!
  • Participate in the Green Travel Raffle program (available at Expo East only)
    • Send your train or bus receipt(s) to [email protected] and you'll be entered entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card! (10 winners in total)

We encourage all exhibitors at Natural Products Expo's tradeshows to take the Sustainability Exhibitor Survey to showcase what their company is doing for people and planet. Here are some things we do in exchange:

  • The New Hope Network Sustainability Kiosk onsite at Expo East will recognize your brand as a "Sustainable Brand".
  • We will also have a special product showcase at the kiosk where we'll feature products from the first 75 companies to fill out the survey!
  • The Natural Products Expo mobile app will include a special filter for "Sustainable Brands" to help attendees find your booth faster.
  • Participating brands get a chance to be featured on @natprodexpo's Instagram Stories (tagging the brand & booth # call-out) leading up to the show, providing extra coverage of your brand before the show even begins!

*Sustainability Exhibitor Survey will close on August 31st.

With the 2023 launch of Beacon Discovery and our extended Standards Program, exhibitors receive a free sustainability estimate from our ESG partner, HowGood. This informs brands of their potential impact, encourages more focus on ESG efforts throughout the manufacturing process, and celebrates brands who are making sustainability a priority. For more information about the estimates, click here.

Reduce signage waste by:

  • 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.

Reduce booth waste by:

  • Requesting sustainable options from GES. This is available in the ESK!
  • 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 give-a-ways.
  • 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 for the appropriate disposal of compostable and recyclable materials.

*Participate in the Green Travel Raffle program where attendees and exhibitors get a chance to win big for partaking in sustainable travel to our shows. By filling out the Travel Offset Survey, they're automatically entered to win one of ten $100 gift card!