• 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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  • Michel Sponar

    Europe’s plastics strategy: towards structural leverage for prevention

    The European Union’s plastics strategy, announced at the beginning of 2018, will have a sustainable impact on the production and consumption of these materials. While the ban on single-use products has made a strong mark, only a global structural system can bring real change to the world of plastics. Michel Sponar, representative of DG Environment in the European Commission, outlined the new European regulations that he will be explaining during the Waste Forum.

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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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  • Organix

    Organix, the first digital market hub for organic products

    Headaches are often associated with any attempt to organize large scale organic waste management. The digital hub that forms part of the Organix project of the SUEZ, is a meeting platform for organic materials producers and users of as well as methane producers. It has won the Award of the Assises des Déchets 2017 Speed Meetings Innovation competition, within the


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  • Serfim/Vicat

    Serfim/Vicat: finding a solution to the issue of plastered brick recycling

    Efficient recycling of plastered bricks is a demanding challenge. A novel solution came from the partnership between ‘’Serfim recyclage’’ and ‘’Vicat Eco-valorisation’’. It won the 2017 Assises Speed Meetings Innovation Award in the Prevention and Recyclability category.

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  • Run Eco Team

    Run Eco Team: running for a cleaner world

    The Run Eco Team project, conducted in association with the IRU company, won the Award of the Assises des Déchets 2017 Speed Meetings Innovation competition, in the societal initiatives category.  

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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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  • Wastes: Putting an end to bad practices

    Putting an end to bad practices

    Although the bulk of waste is now recovered and treated in adequate conditions, some bad practices are still prevailing. Somme waste is still left on the side of the road and sometimes exported or used illegally, and often ends up in the oceans. Such practices are difficult to quantify and to control, as they combine minor offences and much more organised systems. Here-below is a summary of discussions held in Worskhop 3 of the Assises.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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