SUEZ and POINT.P, Saint-Gobain’s subsidiary, join forces to facilitate the collection of building-site waste
SUEZ and POINT.P, Saint-Gobain’s subsidiary, work together to simplify the collection of building-site waste by launching a new waste collection service: batireprise. Unique in France, this service helps building professionals in complying with waste sorting obligations. It goes beyond the requirements of the current legislation in terms of recuperating and recycling building-site waste and anticipates France’s anti-waste bill.
Rolled out on POINT.P sites, these waste collection points enable customers - professionals and individuals - to deposit up to 11 different kinds of waste flows thus covering the vast majority of building-site waste. SUEZ and POINT.P guarantee the traceability of this waste, its recycling and recovery. To date, 11 POINT.P sites* have set up these waste collection points. By the end of the year, SUEZ and POINT.P will make an assessment of this pilot initiative and will determine together how to pursue this collaboration.
SUEZ teams share their waste sorting and recycling expertise, as well as they train all POINT.P teams so these ones can independently manage these new generation waste collection centres in their distribution sites.
I am proud of our partnership with POINT.P, which aims to better recycle and reuse building-site waste. Each year, this sector generates over 46 million tons of waste, 67% of which is yet recovered. With our new waste collection points, we aim to significantly increase this rate by exceeding the regulations that currently set a target rate of 70%, as well as anticipating the targets set out in the anti-waste bill.”
Deputy Managing Director, France
Nicolas Godet, Executive Vice-President of Saint-Gobain Distribution France in charge of POINT.P and Décocéram brands, adds: “POINT.P is more than ever aware of the stakes involved in recovering waste from building products and initiates suitable solutions to the customers’ needs. This partnership with SUEZ fits naturally with Saint-Gobain's strategy as a committed climate player. It will have a significant impact on the many environmental challenges faced by the building industry.”
* The 11 waste centres are located in Brignoles (83), Chartres (28), Gignac (13), Cuers (83), Lorient (56), Mérignac (33), Reims (51), Salon-de-Provence (13), Sens (89), Vannes (56) and Villeurbanne (69)