4 Easy Steps to Composting Food Waste & Sampling Utensils at Natural Products Expo West

4 Easy Steps to Composting Food Waste & Sampling Utensils at Natural Products Expo West


Working together to end one-taste plastic waste at big food shows like Natural Products ExpoWest next month in Anaheim, CA. ExpoWest 2018 organizers have made it easy with their 'Exhibitor Sustainability Guide' and Eco-Stations which will be set up around the Anaheim exhibit halls.

 Helping to Close the Recycling Loop  We all recognize that food waste at food shows can have a large environmental impact and the New Hope Network Sustainability Program organizers along with the city of Anaheim, and the Anaheim Convention Center are committed to continuous improvement in the area of food and food service ware waste diversion from landfill.

Review the Expo West 'Exhibitor Sustainability Guide' with tips on using compostable or recyclable service ware for samples and give-a-ways in your booth.  Be sure to review the  Sustainable Exhibitor Page for more details on what the program looks like and to fill out the survey to participate.

Composting Your Food Waste & Sampling Utensils in 4 Easy Steps

100% compostable eco-friendly EcoTaster tasting spoon

100% compostable eco-friendly EcoTaster tasting spoon

Step One: Order 100% compostable sampling spoons, utensils & paper soufflé cups in advance of show.  Grab 10% OFF compostable future-friendly EcoTasters with promo code:  NPEW18 

Step Two: Create clearly-marked Compost bin(s) in your booth for compostable sampling spoons, paper soufflé cups, wooden toothpicks and a food waste from sampling and food demos. Use these handy printable Compost labels. Reminder: Be sure to line your Compost bin with a compostable bag. We love using green BioBags as our compost bin liners at trade shows and farmers’ markets.

Compostable Demo waste2Step Three: Deposit ALL your demo ware and sampling utensils, soufflé cups, wooden toothpicks, and food waste in your Compost bin(s). No separating or costly sorting needed. Keep your booth at least 2 ft back in your booth so show attendees don’t accidently toss in non-compostable items such as plastic spoons, wrappers, etc.

Step Four: Dispose of your booth’s Compost bin contents at one of designated Eco-Stations with designated waste stream stations within the Anaheim Convention Center. Remind any event cleaning staff that the bin contents are all 100% compostable!

EcoTensil_CompostingBag_ExpoWest_EcoTasterComposting - It's in the Bag!  Swing by booth # N2104 to pick up a handy EcoTensil Composting Bag with a 100% compostable trash liner inside.  ALL your  sampling utensils can go into this one handy Composting Bag from EcoTensil. That means no separating or sorting at the show. Reduce one-taste plastic waste by using fully compostable demo ware in your booth like paper souffle cups, wooden toothpicks and EcoTaster sampling spoons.

Email info@ecotensil.com to request your EcoTensil Compost Bag for #ExpoWest2018.


Here's some additional useful information about the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) recycling program and some simple guidelines on how to be in compliance.

What can be recycled at the Anaheim Convention Center?

The ACC offers a single stream recycling program which accepts the following: plastics 1-6, glass, aluminum, food and beverage cartons, cardboard, and paper products.

Are compostable materials accepted at the Anaheim Convention Center?

Yes, the ACC 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's  a form in your ESK that goes over the guidelines and acceptable materials. You may also ask the GES Service Center representative or your show floor manager.

Learn more about Sustainability Guidelines for exhibitors at #ExpoWest2018.

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