Tonnages collected per category
|Car 1 - Heat exchange equipment||2,117|
|Cat. 4 – Large equipment||18,984|
|Cat. 5 – Small equipment||18,354|
Waste recovered from the construction industry with DÉMOCLÈS
In France the construction industry produces 46 million tonnes of waste, the majority of which comes for demolition and refurbishment operations (42 million tonnes).
A construction waste traceability model in France: a study headed by DÉMOCLÈS in 2019
Although the French law Against Waste and on the Circular Economy was promulgated and specifies expectations in terms of waste from a building work site, it is worthwhile looking back at how DEMOCLES participated in this work that put traceability at the heart of the debate.
Applying the Démoclès recommendations in the field with TREE-E
Consequently, the TREE-E solution convention was established to answer the questions posed by construction companies and to provide practical solutions in applying the Démoclès recommendations. This involves identifying waste, evaluating the recovery rate, adapting containers and logistics, providing proof-of-recovery notes and carrying out selective disposal without forgetting traceability.
Through the three-party TREE-E convention, signed in 2018 with ATD Démolition and Valdélia, ecosystem would like to improve the understanding of WEEE in the construction industry, carry out a baseline inventory of WEEE waste management at demolition and renovation work sites and make tools and recommendations available to stakeholders fostering WEEE collection and recovery.
An assessment table to aid in identifying WEEE and FW (furniture waste) at work sites was tested at 20 work sites in 2019. 490 types of equipment are listed under 90 categories and sub categories. We learnt from this tool that the majority of WEEE at work sites has value and, for the most part,is professional WEEE.
These works have demonstrated the central place that traceability holds for ecosystem to be able to harness sources and stakeholders, in particular works companies and metal recyclers, to be incited to organise themselves differently for waste stream monitoring purposes.