Waste Management

The exhibition area brings together the experts on waste treatment, cleaning, collection, recycling and reuse for industries, cities and construction

According to the European Commission, half of total greenhouse gas emissions and over 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress derive from the extraction and transformation of resources. For example, France itself consumes 800 million tonnes of materials and produces 350 million tonnes of waste, of which over a third is not recycled. So the move to a more circular economy is becoming essential. We must simultaneously reduce the pressures on resources, actively reduce carbon emissions and limit biodiversity loss, whilst also limiting our own dependence within some industries.

Changing our patterns of production and consumption means greater emphasis on eco-design so that the recyclability of products and packaging is improved. As a case in point, at the start of 2022 Europe indicated its plan to make sustainable products the norm. This is also achieved through pursuing efforts aimed at modernising waste centres, particularly via robotics and digitisation. And this implies greater effort in the recycling sector, particularly for biowastes, critical metals, construction wastes, plastics and textiles. Other recycling facilities are starting to appear, such as those for batteries or those related to renewable energy production (solar modules, wind turbine blades etc.).

The question of the quality of primary materials derived from recycling, together with the setting-up of new facilities for EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) constitute further key points the sector must address.

23000 Interested visitors
740 Exhibitors
175 Conferences
1 Recycling Village (with FEDEREC)

The Waste sector at Pollutec

Recycling - Reuse - Materials

  • Recycling, Reuse & Recovery
  • Eco- and bio-materials 
  • Consulting, Engineering & Services

Waste Treatment 

  • Equipment, Hardware & Products
    • Tipping, dumping
    • Biological treatment / Composting fermentation
    • Mechanic treatment
    • Thermal treatment 
  • Consulting, Engineering & Services

Collection - Cleaning - Cleansing

  • Vehicles - Logistics (handling, storage)
    • Refuse collection containers
    • Maintenance / Handling
    • Vehicles, superstructures 
  • Cleaning & Cleansing
    • Machines
    • Small items and accessories
    • Products 
  • Consulting, Engineering & Services

Exhibit to over 70,000 professionals

Contact us to join the Waste Management sector at Pollutec

Giovanna Rutili

Sales Manager

+33 (0)6 12 23 92 95

Olivier Debiard

Key Accounts Manager

+33 (0)1 47 56 24 05

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Reincorporating recycled materials in industrial processes

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Building waste: recycling under scrutiny

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ARTICLE | 23 July 2020

How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management ?

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