Citeo selects 51 projects to launch the collection of packaging in public spaces

The REP household packaging consortium selected 51 out-of-home collection projects for this packaging. This concerns municipalities, public companies, beaches and parks and gardens.

Citeo announces that it has selected 51 projects as part of its Call for Expressions of Interest (AMI) dedicated to the collection of household packaging and graphic paper from on-the-go consumption. These projects will share a total framework of 9.5 million euros, specifies the joint organization responsible for the sector of extended producer responsibility (REP) for household packaging. Objective: to set up systems to collect and then recycle the packaging consumed in public spaces.

Lots of easily recyclable waste

Every year, 300,000 tons of household packaging or 6% of the deposit is thrown away in hundreds of thousands of public or private places, and that without a sorting or recycling solution, Citeo reminds. These consumptions, called nomadic, cover drinks and meals taken from home, or certain collection methods (delivery, driving or click&collect).

There is not always an efficient collection system near the places of consumption

In September 2021, a study by the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe) and Citeo detailed this deposition. Among the household packaging in question are most often paper cups, cans, plastic bottles and cardboard boxes with burgers or sandwiches. Most of the time, this packaging is perfectly recyclable, but there is not always an effective collection system near the points of consumption.reminds the association.

Regulatory obligations

To address this, Citeo’s current approval includes two mechanisms. The first is the launch of calls for projects to cover 5% of the population by the end of 2022. The second is a collection target in companies that are open to the public (ERP) but do not use the public waste management service: at least 10,000 tonnes in 2018, then 40,000 tonnes in 2020. Citeos AMI fulfills these obligations.

The next agreement should strengthen these provisions for the next two years. The project has a total framework of 62 million euros set aside for project calls before the end of 2024. It also changes the collection targets in ERP and proposes to collect 60,000 tonnes of packaging there each year.

Last important point: the law on the fight against waste and circular economy (Agec) allows for the generalization in 2025 of separate collection in public spaces and the strengthening of waste sorting obligations in public buildings.

51 projects, four categories

The 51 projects selected by Citeo are classified into four categories. The first includes public buildings, including two airports [Bordeaux-Mrignac (Gironde) et Nice-Cte d’Azur (Alpes-Maritimes)]motorway rest areas (two concessions managed by Vinci), four exhibition centres, 24 SNCF stations representativeThe Lille metro (Nord), a leisure park, two universities, stadiums (including those managed by the city of Paris), a ski resort and even the public establishment Paris-La Defense (Hauts-de-Seine).

The second category includes local authorities. Here are the streets, the multi-sport fields, the promenades or the edges of the quays in local communities such as the city of Paris and the metropolises of Bordeaux, Montpellier (Herault), Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) and Rouen (Seine-Maritime). ) is targeted. .

The last two categories include beaches and parks and gardens. Five beach managers have been selected, including those from the Arcachon basin (Gironde), the island of Noirmoutier (Vende) and the lakes and gorges of Verdon (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence). Nine green areas are winners, including the international university city of Paris and the parks of Grenoble (Isre), Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhne), Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) and Nice.

Article published on September 6, 2022

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