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A key player in total waste management

The group was founded and has been led ever since by Jean-Luc Petithuguenin.

The French leader in recycling, Paprec now plays an essential role in total waste management throughout France and Switzerland.

million tonnes collected
employees
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billion in revenue

Our Values

Jean-Luc Petithuguenin puts people at the centre of his managerial policy.

The group is known and recognised for its commitment to diversity (of age, training, background, culture) and its efforts to combat all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

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Jean-Luc Petithugenin . CEO and founder

WE BELIEVE THAT THE 21ST CENTURY WILL BE THE CENTURY OF RECYCLED MATERIALS

I founded Paprec with the conviction that recycling was crucial for the future of our planet. This conviction is now stronger than ever. By finding increasingly effective and sustainable ways of recovering waste and transforming it into materials, energy or fertiliser, we are making waste into today’s raw material of choice.

And preserving the planet’s resources at the same time.

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N°1

in recycling

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3rd

biggest waste treatment company in France

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private-sector customers
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We process the sorted waste of 1 in 5 people in France

PAPREC, A
FRENCH
SUCCESS STORY.

IN 25 YEARS, THE PAPREC GROUP HAS GROWN FROM 45 TO 10,000 EMPLOYEES ACROSS MORE THAN 210 SITES.

ITS REVENUE NOW AMOUNTS TO €1.5 BILLION.

THE FRENCH LEADER IN RECYCLING

The group has become the French leader in recycling in just 25 years, recognised for the quality of the recycled raw materials it produces and markets across the globe. Constantly pursuing innovation, Paprec offers the best possible recovery rates for all recyclable materials.

A KEY PLAYER IN TOTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

Starting from its historic activity, paper recycling, Paprec has diversified. It is now the third-biggest waste treatment company in France. From collection to storage via waste-to-energy, our group operates throughout the waste chain.

A FAMILY GROUP

The company’s share capital is majority-owned by the Petithuguenin family, alongside financial investors and France’s public investment bank (BPI). Guided by a long-term vision, the second generation of entrepreneurs, Mathieu and Sébastien, support the founder in leading the company.

DRIVEN BY INNOVATION

At the heart of our model, in a constantly changing sector, technological innovation plays an essential role: robots, digitalisation, artificial intelligence, R&D. Thanks to our investment capacity and mastery of our tools, we can offer our customers the best techniques to push the boundaries of waste recovery.

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