Small Steps, Big Impact: Let’s Reduce Waste Together

Petfood Forum is committed to sustainability! We’re excited to announce the launch of our new initiative designed to minimize the environmental impact of our event.

Our mission is to contribute to a cleaner and healthier future for pets and our planet.

How we’re making a difference:

Reducing waste:

  • High-impact recycling for everything from food containers to event signage
  • Increase number of clearly marked recycling bins throughout the event space
  • Print badges on heavy paper stock to eliminate the need for plastic sleeves

Sustainable materials:

  • Source event lanyards and show bags made from recycled materials
  • Water stations to minimize plastic water bottle use
  • Use sustainable plates and silverware whenever possible

 Food recovery:

  • Donate unused pet food samples from exhibitors to local shelters
  • Donate excess food items to Pete’s Garden, a local community food pantry helping to eliminate food insecurity in Kansas City, and Pawsperity, a nonprofit grooming school helping single parents living in poverty

Reduce paper usage:

  • Produce event signage on recyclable materials
  • Re-use signage materials when possible
  • Mobile app to communicate event to minimize printed materials and signage

Sustainability partnerships:

Work with partners who share our commitment to sustainability including:

  • Kansas City Convention Center
  • Aramark
  • Viper Tradeshow Services
  • Kansas City Marriott Downtown
  • Loews Kansas City Hotel

Join us in making a difference!

By attending Petfood Forum, you’re automatically contributing to a more sustainable event experience. Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Utilize the designated recycling bins.
  • Bring your own reusable water bottle and travel coffee mug.
  • Use the refillable water stations and avoid single-use plastic bottles.
  • Download the mobile app to access event details and schedules.

Together, we can make a significant impact on a green future for people and pets.

Our Mission Statement: Petfood Forum is committed to sustainability. Our goal is to minimize the environmental impacts on the planet through the creation of long-term sustainable processes in our live event operations and production.

This objective is achieved by reducing waste through high-impact recycling initiatives for all recyclable goods and materials utilized to produce Petfood Forum, donation of excess food items to local food banks and coordinated donation of unused product and trade show samples from exhibitors to Kansas City area pet shelters and rescues.

By taking this proactive leadership role in environmental stewardship, Petfood Forum will positively contribute to lowering our carbon footprint, leading to a cleaner and better future for humans and pets all over the world.

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