• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Séance plénière 2 : Préparation de la COP21

    PS 2 - Climate: Mobilisation is declared

    The last plenary session of the Assises des Déchets was devoted to challenges of climate change. The contribution of waste prevention and management – but also the progress that is undeniably still needed, were put forward. Highlights.

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  • Séance plénière 1 : Plan déchets 2014-2025

    PS 1 - Energy transition, regionalisation: Local territories in the first line

    The first plenary session of the Assises des Déchets, after a day of technical workshops, was devoted to a political analysis of breakthroughs to be seen in the chapter on “circular economy” of the energy transition law for green growth, to the “Waste Plan 2015-2025”, and to the review of the French waste policy against European background. The level of mobilisation of local territories reached so far, and still increasing, was also emphasised.

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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 7 : L’économie circulaire : une dynamique locale

    WS 7 - Circular economy: An ongoing local dynamic!

    How should the transition be carried out from a linear economy, and thus from a logic of unlimited resources, to a circular and thus virtuous economy? Initiatives are being conducted in local territories, but how and with what objectives? This is the topic of the workshop on circular economy that took place during the 13th Assises des Déchets.

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  • Atelier 5, optimiser l'efficacité des UIOM

    WS 5 - Energy recovery: Implementing projects on a territorial level

    Although the energy transition law does not explicitly mention waste energy recovery, it remains fully relevant in terms of hierarchy of treatment schemes, all the more since the Waste Plan 2015/2025 provides for the overall maintenance of capacities as well as the improvement of the performance of incineration plants. There is still a need, however, to strengthen or even build the role and image of such facilities on their territories.

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  • Atelier 4 : Quelle place pour les CSR ?

    WS 4 - Towards a more extensive exploitation of SRF potential?

    With yearly amounts of about 2.5 million tons in France, Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) offers an interesting but heavily underexploited energy potential. By regulating its recovery, the provision 2971 of the energy transition law would send a positive signal to many players.

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  • Atelier 2 : défis de l'évolution de la collecte sélective et du tri

    WS 2 - Giving new momentum to sorting and selective collection!

    Within a few years, individual sorting has given rise to a real industrial recycling program… which has now to move to a new level to develop and match future regulatory ambitions.

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  • Assises des déchets 2013

    Assises des Dechets 2015: at the heart of circular economy

    With the encouragement of Mrs. Segolène Royal, circular economy has become a key element of energy transition for green growth, and more generally of sustainable development. This allowed giving new impetus to waste policies, and the whole sector – from professionals to local authorities – is undergoing great dynamics… which will be felt in the Assises des Dechets scheduled in September in Nantes.

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  • Les ateliers techniques aux Assises des déchets

    Workshops focused on field players’ concerns

    It was decided, this year, to significantly overhaul the format of the Assises des Déchets, with the aim of working on the implications of the new National Waste Plan. The event now divides itself into two distinctly separate parts. All technical workshops will happen on Day 1, in three consistent “paths” focused on issues relevant to concerns in the field likely to interest all stakeholders, whereas Day 2 will be devoted to debates on core waste issues.

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  • Composting / biodéchets

    Recycling, bio-waste/energy recovery, territories: zooming on the “paths”

    It is a bit early to lift the veil on the details of topics that will be addressed in technical workshops of the 13th Assises des Déchets, in September 2015. But the themes of “paths” within which workshops will be organised may already be revealed, to discover how highly topical they are.

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