• Thierry Meunier

    Waste and resources: coerce or induce? The National Forum on Waste Management focuses on sectoral realities

    Enforce or encourage?” The overarching theme of the 2019 edition of the National Forum on Waste Management keenly questions the world of waste, echoing the movements that are rippling through our society. National regulation and territorial experimentation, individual behaviour and technological breakthroughs: these subjects will be the focus of the National Forum Waste Management, on the 2nd and 3rd October 2019 in Nantes. Thierry Meunier, President of the association,

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  • Yann Bourgnon

    The Sea Cleaners: Yvan Bourgnon attacks marine pollution

    Manta is his new mantra. The Sea Cleaners association is working onthis virtuous and innovative boat, which is the figurehead of Yvan Bourgnon’s new life. As the "gladiator of the seas", present at the next Waste Forum, has set his greatest challenge yet: to find a viable solution to clean the oceans.

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  • Nathalie Gontard

    There is no magic solution to reduce plastics pollution!

    Guest of honour at the next Waste Forum in Nantes, Nathalie Gontardis a leading expert on the issue of plastic packaging, exploring promising avenues for innovative and truly biodegradable materials. She deciphers the limits of the actions currently implemented to reduce pollution caused by plastics.

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  • The 15th Assises des Déchets scheduled for 2019

    The 15th Assises des Déchets scheduled for 2019

    The 15th Assises des Déchets will be held on 2 and 3 October 2019 in Nantes; this event will be structured around an exciting common thread: "Waste and resources: coercion or incentives?"

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  • Modernisation of waste sorting facilities

    The indispensable modernisation of waste sorting facilities

    Timeline: 2022! At the beginning, in the field of waste sorting, priority was given to packages whose recycling was technically feasible, i.e. plastics, bottles and flasks. Technology has improved, new plastic recycling schemes have been developed, and the law now imposes to extend sorting requirements to all plastic packages by 2022. Majors efforts have been made, with positive structuring results. A summary of discussions held in Workshop 1 of the Assises is given

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  • High-tech and economy of materials

    How the High-tech revisits the economy of materials

    The objective of Workshop 2, the first of its kind in the Assises, was to explore advances to be expected from new technologies, and to take stock of the current situation.

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  • Planning: the role of the Regions

    Planning: asserting the role of the Regions

    A real novelty! The regional level now appears as the right one for the planning of waste management, in many dimensions, including a transversal dimension. This is illustrated by two regions – Pays de la Loire and Occitania. Here-below is a summary of discussions held in Workshop 4 of the Assises.

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  • Energies and waste

    Energies and waste: performance and breakthroughs

    In the field of energy recovery, most technologies are very mature. And yet, new technologies or “technological building blocks” are being developed to improve them even more. Positives effects of land planning and of organisation efforts are also expected in terms of developing adequate energy recovery schemes. Here-below is a summary of discussions held in Worskhop 5 of the Assises.

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  • Extended Producer Responsibility

    The future of French EPR

    Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems are a French specificity. At European level, only five EPR channels are imposed by the framework directive: packages, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), end-of-life vehicles, storage batteries and batteries. There are about 15 ERP channels, in France, and about 20 eco-organisations. Current schemes need to be developed to become a sustainable industry based on circular economy. Here-below is a summary of the discussions

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  • Recycling and plastic material strategy

    Recycling and plastic material strategy

    Aware of the fact the plastics industry conveys the negative image of a waste generator, the Plastics Industry Federation made the decision to significantly improve its recycling capabilities to correct the situation.  Therefore, the plastics industry has decided to comply with the prohibition of plastics disposal to be enforced in 2025, and took advantage of Workshop 7 of the Assises to assert its leads.

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  • Construction and demolition waste

    Construction and demolition waste: stakeholders get organised

    Eco-design deconstruction instead of demolition, circular economy, labels, innovation… The stakeholders multiply their actions associated with the construction and demolition waste management (CDWM), aware of the fact that such waste amount to a potential resource of 227 million tons per year.
    Minutes of workshop 8 of the Assises.

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  • Bio-waste: acting together

    Bio-waste: acting together

    A third of all household waste materials are bio-waste to which must be added a significant quantity coming from larger organizations. Hence, the cost and impact of this resource must be addressed. Following the new regulations governing composting, the new framework of energy transition law sends another strong signal. The reduction of bio-waste materials and of their landfilling, the improvement of the material recycling rate, the generalization of source sorting before 2025 are

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  • The 14th Assises will take place in Nantes, on September 27th and 28th

    The Assises des Déchets, a unique crossroads in France

    Innovation, sharing, prospective... More than ever, the Assises Nationales des Déchets mark their difference in the realm of waste management. On September 27th and 28th2017, in Nantes, this event will make another breakthrough with new ideas, discussions that will include societal dimensions, and innovations to be valorised.

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  • Déchets en mer

    SUEZ in the fight against pollution of the seas

    The next Assises des déchets will address the issue of the pollution of the sea trough the eyes of key players. It is a top-level issue for professionals like SUEZ, which have taken multiple initiatives to address it. Here is an overview with Philippe Maillard, managing director of recycling and recovery activities of SUEZ in France.

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  • Signature of an unprecedented partnership between the Ademe and the Pays de la Loire

    Circular economy: Signature of an unprecedented partnership between the Ademe and the Pays de la Loire

    It’s a national first: The Pays de la Loire Region signed a performance agreement with the Ademe, at the beginning of November, for the implementation of an ambitious policy in the field of circular economy. Both partners are committed to working hand in hand to establish an action plan by 2019.

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  • Assises des Déchets 2015

    14th edition of the Assises des Déchets – At crossroads of waste management initiatives

    The 14th edition of the Assises des Déchets, a key event of the industry, will take place on September 27th and 28th, 2017, in Nantes. Its main topic will be: “Waste recycling, reduction and recovery: Staying the course!”

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  • Reduction, recycling, valorisation: holding the course!

    In 30 years, the Assises Nationales des Déchets (National Forum on Waste Management) has earned an impressive reputation. This event - unique in the waste management sector - is the only forum fully dedicated to this topic in France. The 14th Assises will be held in Nantes, on 27 and 28 September 2017.

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  • Waste and resources: Coerce or induce?

    The Assises des Déchets has been a not-to-be-missed event for almost 30 years – they were first held in 1991 –, as they are an annual national event and anticipated gathering point for industrialists, associations, local governments and government departments and agencies. Their 15th edition will take place on October 2nd and 3rd, 2019 in Nantes.

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  • Atelier 9 : déchets du BTP

    WS 9 - What new territorial dynamic for construction and public work waste?

    Whereas resources are getting scarce and construction needs are increasing, construction and public work waste recovery offer prospects for the future. Elected officials and players of the sector met in the Assises Nationales des Déchets to debate on the following issue: “What new territorial dynamic for construction and public work waste?”.

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  • Atelier 6 : Quel nouvel élan pour la valorisation des biodéchets

    WS 6 - Source collection, the corner stone of bio-waste recovery

    Although the energy transition law (LTECV) provides for the recovery of 55% of bio-waste by 2020, one million tons are still “wasted” every year in France: to limit burial and incineration, the priority is thus more than ever to capture this resource, which represents about 36% of household refuse, and to direct it towards solutions of composting or methanisation. Three experiences of source capture with encouraging results are presented below.

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