Preferring reduction at source, reuse, recycling and repurposing of waste is one of our commitments in the area of environment protection.
Thus, we repurpose 99 % of the waste generated by our activity:
- either internally (power generation by the non-hazardous waste cogeneration boiler): water treatment sludge, de-inking sludge, bark, recovered paper trituration waste
- or externally (mainly material repurposing): metal, cardboard, ashes etc.
In addition to promoting employee awareness, a number of sorting systems are also provided, such as skips that are clearly identified for the different types of waste.
Our aim is to continue to reduce the volume of unrecycled waste (approximately 1 %) by working with partners on the treatment of certain targeted categories of waste.
Lastly, we also look for new outlets for some of our waste, such as ashes, in order to assure the continuity of our repurposing streams. For several years, we have thus been working on the implementation of new recovery techniques in a logic of circular economy along with our partners. While the new outlets are being developed, ashes are repurposed in conventional streams, including construction.