New Hope Network is proud to continue our Sustainability Program at Natural Products Expo East 2019. 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.
Program and Efforts
The following are some of the initiatives and programs that have been implemented to work towards making Natural Products Expos more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible:
Find out how you can show your commitment to the environment at Expo East 2019! Click which category describes you best:
As we begin this journey, we invite you… our attendees, exhibitors, and suppliers, to partner with us along the way. We believe that working together; we can not only minimize our environmental impact, but also leave a positive legacy in our host city of Baltimore and be leaders in our industry.
What can be recycled at the Baltimore Convention Center?
The BCC offers a single stream recycling program which accepts the following: plastics 1-6, glass, aluminum, cardboard, and paper products.
Are compostable materials accepted at the Baltimore Convention Center?
Yes, the BCC collects compostable materials including: food waste (bones and protiens included), compostable serviceware, and paper towels.
As an exhibitor, how do I participate in the donation program at the end of the show?
There is a form in your ESK that goes over the guidelines and acceptable materials. You may also ask the GES Servicenter representative or your show floor manager.
How do I become a Sustainable Exhibitor?
Check out our Sustainable Exhibitor page for more details on what the program looks like and to fill out the survey to participate.
Can I have compost and/or recycling service in my booth?
We are currently looking into options to offer compost and/or recycling service in booths. Check back or contact New Hope for more information.
Can I offset the impact of my travel to NPEE?
Yes, there are many ways you can contribute to offset your impact. South Pole Group will have an app onsite to calculate your impact with the ability to offset!
What sustainable/alternative transportation options are at NPEE?
Try out the Baltimore Bike Share, share a Lyft or Uber with fellow Expo goers, Catch Your Spark electric cars and hotel shuttles can provide group transportation or walk to and from your hotel!
What is the Travel Green, Save Green Program?
An incentive program to encourage Qualified Retailers, Distributors (Brokers and Importers/Exporters) and Healthcare Practitioners to travel to the Expo via a more sustainable method than flying. Go to our Travel Green, Save Green section to learn more about the opportunity.
Who can I talk with to learn more about the New Hope Sustainability Program?
If you questions, comments or concerns about the New Hope Sustainability Program email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the 2018 Expo East Sustainability Summary.
Click here to view the 2017 Expo East Sustainability Summary.
Click here to view the 2016 Expo East Sustainability Summary.