In 2012, 90% of sorted industrial waste was recovered

Maud Micollet, division Enquêtes thématiques et études transversales, Insee

In 2012, establishments with 10 or more employees in the manufacturing industry generated 20 million tons of non-hazardous, non-mineral waste, including 11 million tons of ordinary waste and 9 million tons of sludge and organic waste. Over 80% of ordinary waste was sorted. As soon as ordinary waste was sorted, it was directly recycled or recovered in 90% of cases. Conversely, only 30% of mixed waste was recovered. Between 2008 and 2012, ordinary waste in the manufacturing industry decreased by 30%, due primarily to the recovery of wood energy and a drop in production.

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No 1535
Paru le : 30/01/2015