Sustainability at Paris Packaging Week

our commitment

Towards a sustainable future

Paris Packaging Week and Easyfairs are committed to creating an event that has a positive social and environmental impact, today and for the future.

We run a range of initiatives that aim to:

  • minimise the environmental impact of the event itself;
  • encourage visitors and exhibitors to minimise the environmental impact of their travel and accommodation;
  • promote sustainable development and innovation in the packaging sector;
  • celebrate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion across our community.
Through these initiatives, we aim not only to promote social and environmental responsibility in our community, but to be part of the change.


Find out more below.

Our initiatives

Hover over the boxes to find out more about Paris Packaging Week’s environmental and social initiatives

Travel & Accommodation

We encourage all participants to travel by public transport and to offset their emissions through a unique hotel booking platform.

Travel & Accommodation

  • Our hotel booking partnership with Goodwings allows all participants to offset the carbon impact of their travel for free
  • We encourage all our participants to travel to the show by public transport
  • Find out more here

Waste & Recycling

We work with suppliers and exhibitors to minimise waste from all aspects of the event

Waste & recycling

  • We educate our exhibitors on how to minimise the impact of their stand
  • We use the only fully recyclable event carpet available in Europe
  • Our all-in stands are zero waste to landfill
  • The venue aims for 70% waste valorisation

education & conferences

We aim to drive sustainable innovation across packaging through our conferences, awards and tours.

education & conferences

  • Our Circular Economy Stage focuses on issues such as PPWR, refill/re-use, recycling and more
  • Regulations are a key topic in the Global Aerosol & Dispensing Summit
  • Our Eco-Tour promotes new sustainable solutions
  • Our Innovation Awards celebrate sustainable innovation

Catering & Food Waste

We offer vegetarian options as first choice and have banned red meat at Easyfairs catering points

Catering & Food Waste

  • Vegetarian and vegan options are offered at catering points as a first option
  • We ban red meat on all Easyfairs catering points
  • We aim to use a majority of local and seasonal ingredients
  • We aim for zero food waste and use sustainable packaging options

diversity & inclusion

We reflect the diversity of talents in the packaging sector through gender-equal conferences and programmes celebrating young innovators.

diversity & inclusion

  • We aim for equal numbers of men and women speakers in our conferences
  • We celebrate emerging talent in packaging through our Future Leaders programme and student innovation competitions
  • We promote diversity in our own company


Renewable energy in the hall, our all-in stands and our location minimise the show's energy usage


  • 100% of electricity at our venue is from renewable energy sources
  • All stands are required to use LED lighting
  • Our all-in stand model reduces transport emissions
  • The venue is easily accessible by public transport

Easyfairs' zero-carbon ambition

As part of the Easyfairs group, we are members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge and commit to being net zero by 2050 and to halve our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The group’s Act for the Future programme has set a roadmap of initiatives for all the 150+ events across the group that aim to help us reach these ambitious goals.

exhibitor tips

Dear Exhibitors: Join our green team and act for the future!

When exhibiting at Paris Packaging Week, you are playing an essential role in helping us create a sustainable event.

Here are some actionable tips on how to make your participation more sustainable:

  • Select a reusable all-in stand model from the organiser or design your own stand so that the structure will be reused multiple times, year after year. Work with your stand builder to make your stand as sustainable as possible! Avoid creating a disposable stand just for one event…
  • Create reusable signage (without any date on it) made from recyclable materials and with eco-friendly ink when possible
  • Use LED lighting and other energy efficient equipment for your stand and don’t forget to turn it off at the end of the day
  • Try not to use carpet, and if your really need it, chose preferably reusable carpet tiles. If you use regular carpet, ensure that it is recyclable and that it will be recycled
  • When possible, chose public transport or carpool with your colleagues
  • Choose a hotel within walking distance and/or applying eco-friendly practices
  • For your transport, consolidate your shipments and use preferably transport and logistic companies applying sustainable practices
  • Favour local suppliers to support the local economy and reduce transport
  • Favour suppliers presenting environmental and social credentials
  • Bring your own reusable water bottle to take advantage of our water fountains and help us reduce the use of single-use plastic
  • If you serve food on your stand, select preferably locally sourced and plant-based options and avoid the use of single-use plastics
  • Avoid wasting food and only order the quantity needed
  • Take an active part to the multiple initiatives and discussions during the event which will support the sustainable development of your sector
  • Inspire visitors by showcasing the sustainable credentials of your products

Advice for visitors

Help us make Paris Packaging Week more sustainable. Here is what you can do to help:

Contact us

Jennifer Burley

Co-Event Director
+44 (0)20 3196 4433

Christelle Anya​

Content & Community Director
+33 (0)1 40 22 72 76 

Josh Brooks​

Co-Event Director
+33 (0)1 40 22 72 72 

Easyfairs is committed to running Paris Packaging Week in an environmentally and socially responsible manner by: