Anaerobic digestion is the process by which we can make biogas, that can then be used to make farming compost or fertilizers.
The various types of waste that we collect are sorted, treated, then packaged into bales. They weigh about 1 ton, about as heavy as a small car!
Thanks to new technologies, we can make new bottles from used ones!
Collecting refers to the various processes used to recuperate waste and transport it to facilities for waste sorting or energy recovery. The various garbage trucks that we see in the streets are in charge of this job. The different coloured bins, where one pre-sorts the waste for paper or plastic, are used for selective collecting.
Compost is a mix of organic waste and minerals that serves as agricultural fertilizers. Composting is the process of making compost.
Dok the beaver is Paprec’s mascot. This clever beaver has attended the worlds greatest universities before coming back to the Seine-Saint-Denis to teach us all there is to know about recycling.
Ecology is the study of interactions among organisms and their environment. In practical terms, it is trying to find out how to live in harmony with our planet.
Glass is obtained by the fusion of silica sand and sodium or potassium carbonate. Recycling glass saves silica sand.
Hazardous industrial waste (HIW)
Some of the waste generated by industries is said to hazardous. They are sent to specialised treatment facilities where they will be treated accordingly. Some examples of HIW: solvents, varnishes, glue, tar...
This is the day to day garbage that you generate. For example: food leftovers, cans, aluminium foil…