Thanks to a EUR 10 million investment by SUEZ, a new eco-hub has been created in Chartres de Bretagne to recover waste produced by businesses and local authorities. On a site covering 5 hectares previously used by the Peugeot Citroën Group, the new eco-hub will have a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year.
For the first time in Brittany, paper, cardboard, plastics, and metals as well as building and bio-waste will be received, sorted and recycled on the same site to be sold on to our clients depending on their need for material and the market demand. SUEZ has framework contracts with clients with pre-agreed upon volumes to deliver, and also sells parts of the recycled material to different buyers on the market.
- Objective of zero residual waste from 100 000 tonnes of collected waste capacity.
- 70 jobs are planned over time (transfer of employees from the PSA Group).
- Source separate collection of Commercial & Industrial waste is not well done in places that welcome public. Incentives to implement a comprehensive waste management system, notably requiring source separate collection of C&I waste are not in place. This leads to a loss of valuable materials and a lack of change in sorting habits of the population.
- The definition and distinction between municipal waste and commercial & industrial waste is not well done in European legislation, notably in terms of quantity of waste produced. Lack of clarity in the definition leads to an absence of clear roles and responsibilities, inefficiencies and lower material recovery rates.