Industrial and territorial ecology
Collecting and recyling biowaste from collective catering.
The company, created in 2016, assists restaurants, hospitals, schools and businesses in Île de France in the management of their food waste. It offers sorting at source and recovery of biowaste, before its recyling into biogas by methanisation² within 150 km of the collection site. It enablescompanies to comply with the Grenelle 2 law and the 2014 energy transition law.
Finally, Love your waste fights against food waste through communication and awareness campaigns among citizens.
Since 2010, the Grenelle 2 law introduced the principle of “polluters / payers” for biowaste: “people who produce or hold significant amounts of bio-waste are required to set up a sort at source and a valuation biological”. Today, this regulation concerns establishments producing more than 10 tonnes of waste per year, or the equivalent of 300 meals a day.
Failure to comply with these regulations exposes the head of establishment to a fine of € 75,000, a suspension of activity or even imprisonment.
The law on the energy transition of 2014 strengthens, for its part, the Grenelle 2 law with its waste management objectives near the collection and increase of the share of renewable energy in France to 23% in 2020 and 32% in 2030.
With 900,000 tons of biowaste produced each year in France, the catering sector (commercial and collective) is one of the largest emitters of biowaste from food.
Love your waste
Love your waste supports companies in the implementation of a tailor-made sorting (advice on the installation of sorting, providing appropriate signage and sorting training). It places containers at their disposal and then collects and transports their biowaste to the processing units. Collection and transport are carried out in collaboration with a local reintegration structure of long-term unemployed.
1 et 2 : repas dans la restauration collective et commerciale
3 : tri à la source
4 : collecte et transport des déchets par une entreprise de réinsertion vers les lieux de valorisation
5 : transformation des déchets en biogaz
6 : réinjection du biogaz dans les circuits électriques GrDF de la ville de Paris
Bio-waste is then recycled into biogas, biodiesel, agricultural amendment³ and fuel logs.
The valorization of biowaste in amendment and biogas (biomethane) is carried out by parisian area farmers through an anaerobic digestion process. The amendment is spread on agricultural land and biomethane is reinjected into GrDF gas networks.
The production of combustible logs is carried out by a partner company via a process of compression of coffee grounds and sawdust. The logs measure 20 cm and have a life of 5 hours.
Biodiesel production is done by an associated company that processes used food oils by filtration and treatment.
The company drafts and provides socio-environmental reports on the company’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) processes, analyzes the production of bio-waste and makes recommendations to reduce food waste.
In addition, Love your waste trains the team of collective catering in waste management and educates employees about sorting and food waste (innovative and educational workshops).
This project is easily replicable in other French cities because:
It is important to establish strong partnerships with partner companies and farmers. It is also essential to support companies in sorting their waste in order to provide partners with a good quality of biowaste to process.
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