Antoine Frérot, Veolia's CEO presented the French Minister for Industrial Renewal on the 9th June with an action plan, the plan drawn up with key figures in the waste and recycling industry as part of the New Industrial France.
In our economy, inherited from the 19th century, everything works linearly from extracting a resource to producing energy or goods, which end up in the bin.
The circular economy model is a virtuous way to save and reuse resources as much as possible.
Video: Resourcing the world, a central concern for Veolia
Given the issue of fewer natural resources, the development of the circular economy is an opportunity for the planet to grow.
Learn how Veolia turns waste into resources
Veolia has finalised solutions to enable resources to be reused e.g. the production of biogas from waste and sludge from treatment facilities, collecting furniture and recycling goods to make them a secondary source of raw materials. Industries can therefore reap the rewards of a circular economy.
Circular economy: a driver for innovation, a new mode of consumption
Veolia’s CEO Antoine Frérot and the sailor Ellen MacArthur, on behalf of her Foundation, discuss the new model in the latest issue of Planet magazine. They see it as a win-win situation both in terms of economy and protecting the environment.