The Show is eco-friendly



Responsible communication

  • Printing of all communications documents (brochures, flyers, maps, programmes, invitation cards, press documents, etc.) on recycled paper.
  • Dematerialisation of many visitor communications tools.
  • Dematerialisation of visitor badges.
  • Use of recyclable materials for the small signs at the exhibition.


  • Integration of recyclable or reusable materials (wood, card, etc.) in the design of stands and communal areas.
  • Reuse and rental of furniture for the event.
  • Use of recyclable carpet in the exhibition aisles and reusable carpet tiles in certain areas of the exhibition. The carpet will not be present over the entire width of the aisles of the show to limit its consumption and its impact.


  • Encouragement to use car-sharing.
  • Encouragement to travel to the Eurexpo exhibition park using sustainable or public transport: tram, bus, etc.


  • Development of the public transport offer, served daily by the T5 tramway running from the centre of Lyon to inside the Eurexpo park.

Waste sorting

  • Waste sorting during set-up, opening and dismantling, and reuse of the materials.
  • Installation of differentiated waste bins in the aisles at the exhibition to sort visitors’ waste.
  • Sorting now includes wood (partitions, flooring), card, brochures and a high percentage of carpet.
  • Eurexpo provides a waste sorting guide for its clients.
  • For furnishing waste, a partnership has been established with Valdélia, the eco-organisation approved by the ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy. Valdélia recovers everything made of wood (partitions, flooring, etc.) and the furniture left at exhibitions after dismantling. This is all evacuated in a dedicated skip.
  • Plastic bottles are no longer provided in meeting rooms, a new Tetra Pak solution is in place instead.
  • Progressive transformation of the materials used for manufacturing commercial signs.


  • Upgrading of the centralised management system to improve management of lighting in the exhibition area, and thermal comfort (air heating and cooling).
  • Verification and upgrading of insulation of the park’s heating network.
  • Contract for the supply of green electricity.
  • Installation of external LED lighting and progressive roll-out across the exhibition area.
  • Installation of movement sensors in the exhibition area toilets (in progress).
  • Visitor and exhibitor car parks are equipped with 24 charging terminals for electric vehicles.


  • Verification twice a day of all water meters in the park to detect any leaks and act immediately.
  • Installation of water fountains in the main entrance.


  • Axing of all plastic, replaced by the use of renewable, compostable materials by on-site caterers for containers, cutlery and packaging.
  • Recyclable restaurant placemats for all Eurexpo restaurants.
  • Sorting of cardboard, PET, glass, and recovery of plastic lids.
  • Priority given to supplies from organic, local and seasonal produce sources.
  • Recovery of unsold cooked food by the association “Le Chaînon manquant” to reduce food waste.
  • Management of biowaste in all restaurants in the park.
  • Recovery of cooking oils by Bioval’huiles.


Environmental challenges

  • Eco-friendly products and services
  • Circular economy
  • Greenhouse gases: Optimization of transport and energy consumptions


Social challenges

  • Commitment of personnel
  • Diversity, inclusion, employment for all everywhere
  • Corporate health and safety


Societal challenges

  • Territorial and professional sectors' coordination projects
  • Local value creation


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