Towards Zero Impact

In order to reduce the environmental impact of our trade shows and make more sustainable events, at HOSTELCO we carry out different actions.

We are aware that it is necessary to implement sustainable measures to fight climate change aiming to set an example for our sector.

Towards Zero Impact (TZI) is a project that contributes to the implementation of all kinds of measures in relation to sustainability, both on an environmental and social level, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set an agenda of goals for the year 2030 and aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

Zero Waste and Recycling

Zero Waste is an initiative that aims to generate less waste during events and its recycling. Among the actions developed in this area, we highlight:

Installation of recycling islands for the separation and selective collection of waste into 4 fractions

Delivery of garbage bags for waste separation at the stands

Collaboration with Ecovidrio for the collection and management of glass waste

Digital press points at The Alimentaria Hub and HOSTELCO Speakers' Corner

Badge, lanyard and pass holder collection at the exit of the venue

All media printed on recycled paper with the FSC label

Zero Plastic

Zero Plastic is an initiative that focuses on the reduction and elimination of all types of single-use plastics throughout the venue:

Cardboard pass holder

Disposal of single-use plastics in restaurants (bottles, cutlery, plates)

CO2 compensation and reduction

Carbon Footprint Offset

The organization provides visitors and exhibitors with a tool to offset the CO2 emissions generated by their attendance to the trade shows.

Public transport discount

To reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and encourage the use of public transport to move around the city, we offer a 10% discount on the purchase of the Hola Barcelona Travel Card.

Sustainable exhibitors

By creating evaluation criteria, companies that have implemented actions and good practices in the field of sustainability are identified. These exhibitors will be identified with the “Sustainable Company” label during the trade show, in the Exhibitors and Products Catalogue and in the Visitor’s Guide.

Food collection

In the fight against food waste and for the recovery of the surplus of the trade show, we reaffirm our collaboration with the Fundació Banc dels Aliments. Their volunteers will be promoting their supply programme, designed to manage the stocks of food from the agro-food industry that is consumable but not marketable, and which can be distributed to people in a precarious food situation.

2018 Results

21.300 kg​

of recycled glass

34.921 kg ​

of food donated to the Banc dels Aliments

60% ​

of reused furniture

10.027 ​

downloads of the event's app

3.252 kg ​

of paper saved by also avoiding printing

Sustainability Partners

Many thanks for your interest. We are currently working updating our System into new dates of 2022. Our System will be available shortly. Please remind that will be valid for next year.

In case you have any further question please use the following e-mail

Alimentaria & HOSTELCO
Exhibitors and Products Catalogue

The list of exhibiting companies is provisional and is updated constantly, so it is subject to change.

For this reason, we recommend you to check it frequently.