With more than 15 years’ experience and know-how in this area, Veolia extracts and reclaims waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to create reusable raw materials for manufacturers.
A new life for used electrical appliances
Those old smartphones “hibernating” in their users’ drawers still have value – and contain resources. Like all end-of-life electrical appliances, they are essentially deposits of raw materials waiting to be recovered and reused. Without the appropriate processing, some components in these appliances, known as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), can cause harmful emissions.
Veolia is able to offer high-level performance and large-scale production capacity for WEEE management, from collection and decontamination to sorting materials for redirection into ad hoc streams. This helps prolong the lifespan of common materials such as plastic, and also precious or rare resources present in these electronic components, such as gold, silver and lanthanum.
• In Angers, FRANCE, Veolia operates the country’s largest WEEE sorting and reclamation center, processing 80,000 metric tons of household and business WEEE annually.
• Also in FRANCE, along with SEB and Eco-systèmes, the Group has created a circular economy loop for small household appliances: WEEE is collected, reclaimed and reused to manufacture new appliances.
of WEEE resources can be recycled
only to dismantle a flatscreen TV using the procedure developed by Veolia
71,297 metric tons
of CO2 emissions avoided annually thanks to WEEE recovered by Veolia at our Angers site
A multifaceted performance
creating high-impact solutions for all
Ecological transformation also means looking beyond economic and financial performance alone to work on environmental, social, commercial and human resources performance. Multifaceted performance means achieving the perfect balance between all these factors, which for us form an indivisible whole.
Our human resources performance
Business expertise and developing know-how
Developing organic farming; generating clean energy; creating local jobs
Meeting compliance requirements; smaller environmental footprint; energy and agronomic reclamation
Optimizing energy consumption and operating costs
Our economic and financial performance
Revenue growth and increased investment capacity
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