Towards Zero Impact

In order to reduce the environmental impact of our trade shows and make more sustainable events, at Alimentaria and 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.

The exhibition

In Hall 7 Restaurama was able to see a selection of best practices in sustainability from Alimentaria & HOSTELCO exhibitors and key industry players. 

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)

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.

Innoval rewards sustainability

Innoval, the Alimentaria space where the most innovative products in the sector are presented, introduces a new award. The organisation will award a prize for the most sustainable product.

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.

United for Sustainability

Register your sustainable initiatives

Are you an exhibitor? Have you implemented sustainable practices and actions in your business?

Alimentaria & HOSTELCO will reward your efforts at the event.

* Deadline: February 28th

2022 Results

10.320 kg

of recycled glass

20.800 kg

of food donated to the Banc dels Aliments


downloads of the event's app

3.252 kg

of paper saved by also avoiding printing

Sustainability Partners