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Every year, the Veolia Student Solidarity Awards recognize innovative solidarity projects run by higher education students in France and internationally. The selected projects fall within the Veolia Foundation’s 3 areas of intervention: humanitarian emergencies and development aid, social and employment support, the environment and protection of biodiversity. Yesterday morning, Antoine Frérot, Veolia’s Chairman and CEO, presented the winners with their awards. They will receive financial support and technical sponsorship from the Group.
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The Plastic Odyssey team has designed a catamaran, which runs on fuel produced by recycling plastic waste. A prototype was launched today at Concarneau (France), in the company of Brune Poirson, Secretary of State for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, and Roland Jourdain, a sailor.
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This year’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is focusing on sustainable land management (SLM). SLM is key to balancing out ecosystems, boosting local economies and creating jobs, while actively involving producers, consumers and decision-makers. Veolia puts forward solutions for managing land in a more sustainable way as part of a circular economy approach.
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Veolia is showcasing its approach to stemming the tide of pollution in the world’s seas and oceans on World Oceans Day 2018. The Group is developing solutions all around the world to fighting against land pollution and turning it into resources. As part of a circular economy approach and in partnership with local government, industry and citizens, these solutions fall into three main categories: 1. Treat and limit land pollutions in the coastal areas and upstream, 2. Prevent and reduce areas’ vulnerability, 3. Transform production and consumption models toward the circular economy.
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Veolia has been awarded three new contracts by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to manage radioactive waste at the CEA’s Paris-Saclay centre in the Paris Region.
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“Beat plastic pollution” is the theme of this year’s World Environment Day. Veolia is looking to significantly step up its plastic recycling work in order to meet this sizeable environmental challenge.
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SMEDAR has once again chosen Veolia to operate its VESTA waste-to-energy plant. Optimized operation of the facility and the deployment of new supervisory systems will enable the site’s energy mix to be more effectively managed.
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The second ever BiodiversiTerre event will welcome the public to Place de la République in Paris on 2-5 June. The event organised by Paris City Hall and created by Gad Weil, a street artist, and his cultural enterprise, Place Grand Public, will give pride of place to nature in the heart of the city via a plant installation in the square. As an event partner, Veolia is encouraging visitors to take action in their daily lives to conserve natural resources and limit pollution.
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For its second time at VivaTech, the world’s rendezvous for start-ups and digital innovation, Veolia presented its digital solutions – connected technologies and new digital services – to help cities and industry undergoing the process of transformation. These solutions fall into three areas of innovation - Connected technologies, Smart city and Smart citizens.