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2021 Annual Report

Household WEEE and lamps

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Key figures

average % recycling rate for household WEEE
average %recovery rate for household WEEE
average % recycling rate for lamps
average % recovery rate for lamps

OPERA, invitations to tender and control policy

2021 proved to be an intense year when our teams focused on ensuring that this new IT solution was operational as of 1st February 2022 at the same time as the start up of new logistical and treatment contracts. Otherwise, to guarantee treatment quality, a new operator and waste management operators control policy, uniform across all business sectors is being rolled out.

 

National recycling and recovery rates

Collecting used appliances and lamps is a source of raw materials. From the 670,020 tonnes of household WEEE collected nationally by ecosystem in 2021:

  • 76,8 % were recycled,
  • 88,8 % have been recovered in various forms (energy, backfill, etc.).
  • The remaining tonnages (that cannot be recovered) were isolated and treated by specialised facilities.

In regard to the glass from cathode ray tubes, regulations do not authorize its recycling and Europe does have a recovery industry. Within this context, in France, their exportation is not authorized.

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Recycling and recovery rates per appliance category

RECYCLING

 

TARGET RATE

 

RECOVERY

 

TARGET RATE

Cat. 1

 

79,8 % 80 % 95,2 % 85 %
Cat. 2

 

52,3 % 70 % 65,5 % 80 %
Cat. 3

 

86,2 % 80 % 91,7 % -
Cat. 4

 

80,5 % 80 % 90 % 85 %
Cat. 5

 

72,3 % 55 % 87,2 % 75 %
Cat. 6

 

72,2 % 70 % 87,2 % 80 %

List of regulated substances extracted

HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS

 

TOTAL

 

Electric wires & cables

 

10001.18
Printed circuit boards

 

6573.93
Toner cartridges

 

160.41
CFC, HCFC, HFC and HC : gases extracted in the first decontamination phase

 

75.30
CFC, HCFC, HFC and HC : gases extracted in the second decontamination phase

 

405.72
CFC, HCFC, HFC and HC : oils containing traces of CFC

 

312.73
Components containing ceramic, heat-resistant fibres

 

-
Components containing radioactive substances

 

0.22
Components containing mercury

 

0.43
Capacitors containing polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) and electrolyte capacitors containing hazardous substances

 

293.93
Asbestos waste and components containing asbestos

 

-
Liquid crystal screens and backlit screens using gas discharge lamps

 

13 429.89
Gas discharge lamps

 

-
Plastics containing brominated flame retardants

 

16 635.20
Batteries and accumulators

 

1092.85
Cathode ray tubes

 

13 013.15

Environmental review

In order continue to go further in recycling quality ecosystem evaluates the environmental footprint of each stage of the recycling chain (waste transport, depollution, material recycling, etc.). This review shows the environmental benefits of recycling that enable resources to be regenerated. Currently, it covers the entire scope in electrical and electronic household appliances and lamps.

Breakdown of treatment services

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Market share of household WEEE collection points

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Market share of lamp collection points

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Breakdown of treatment services for household WEEE

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Breakdown of treatment services for lamps

Two treatment centers are located abroad: Indaver (Belgium) and Relight (Italy).

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