• 12-15 Oct. 2021
  • Lyon Eurexpo

About Pollutec

Born in 1978, Pollutec is recognized today as the reference meeting place for environmental professionals. It is also a platform for environmental solutions for industries, cities and territories, and a springboard for innovations and international development.


40 years at the service of the environment

The 28th edition of the international trade show for environment and energy technologies took place in Lyon from 27 to 30 December 2018.

Pollutec 2018 Show Report

The 2018 edition of the show confirmed once more its unique position as the reference international business meeting place for green growth stakeholders.

40th Anniversary Book

In 2018, Pollutec celebrated its 40th anniversary. This was the perfect occasion to look back on its history and that of the markets its represents.

Browse the 40th anniversary book (in French)

Browse the online timeline (in French)

Photo Gallery

Dive back into Pollutec's previous editions through our photo selections.

Browse the show's photo on our Flickr account

Video Gallery

Couldn't attend the previous editions? Take a look at our videos of the show to catch up on the environment market's trends.

Browse the videos on our YouTube channel

Sustainability at the core of Pollutec's organisation

For many years, Pollutec’s team has been placing the reduction of the show’s environmental impact at the core of its organisation.

Exhibition stands waste

Recyclable waste is collected throughout the show from its build-up to its break-down, then sent over to the corresponding recycling sites:

  • At build-up: wood, cardboard, metal
  • At the opening: glass, paper, cardboard, NHIW (Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste)
  • At break-down: wood, cardboard, paper, metal, carpet

In 2018, 11,000kg of EXPOSTYLE recyclable carpet was collected and handed to a polypropylene recycling site. They were given a second life under the form of aggregates used in injections in the plastic industry.

View the recycling guidelines for exhibitors »


Eurexpo’s permanent catering services applies a responsibility policy that includes:

  • Supply in local products for the making of 8,000 sandwiches/day
  • Recycling of all cooking organic waste
  • Cardboard recycling
  • Collection and treatment of cooking oils by Bioval’huiles
  • Collection of unsold food by “Le Chaînon manquant”, a local nonprofit
  • Use of reusable and compostable containers, dishes and wraps
  • Use of reusable dishes at the VIP Lounge

Steering, Organization Committee, media and institutionnal partners

Organization committee

Members of the committee contribute to the strategic orientation of the show and the curation of events and contents tailored to the market it represents. 
See organization committee

Media partners

Find out our media partners for Pollutec 2021
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Institutional partners

Find out our institutional partners for Pollutec 2021
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Reed is now the leader in the French trade fair market with 60 exhibitions and two subsidiaries, Reed Expositions France and Reed Midem.

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