The new contract strengthens the positioning of Veolia Environmental Services in France as the industry benchmark, with suitable plants (high-performance materials recovery facilities) and a national presence that give it the capacity to meet the expectations of eco-organizations for the collection of the waste flows and the recovery of the materials in the used furniture.
0.1. Some 400,000 metric tons to be processed eventually
The materials (wood, metals, plastics and foam) will mainly be separated at the high-performance materials recovery facilities operated by Veolia in Ludres, Rouen and Nice.
"This contract illustrates Veolia Environmental Services' capacity to evolve from a service operator to a resource producer. Alongside Eco-mobilier, we are undertaking an ambitious, responsible venture: to reach 80% of overall recovery of used furniture waste by the end of 2017. It's a challenge that is part of the circular economy."
Directeur général de Veolia Propreté France
(Diaporama : Veolia Propreté va collecter et valoriser les déchets de mobilier usagé dans 53 départements)
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE:VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With over 200,000 employees*, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €22.3 billion*in 2013. www.veolia.com
(*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenues currently under divestment