Marketing and recovering recycled materials
Building upon its expertise in trading and marketing, SITA finds specialist channels to give a second life to recycled raw materials.
Finding the right market
SITA is there every step of the way, from recovery to marketing secondary raw materials from its own recycling centres as well as from those of other operators or companies.
As an expert in waste management, SITA:
- directs recycled materials to the proper channels,
- guarantees the manufacture of secondary raw materials for use in industry (recycled plastic flakes and granules approved for contact with food, copper shot, ferrous and non ferrous metals for all kinds of uses…),
- offers ‘toll’ manufacturing of products right on the companies’ sites to put the recycled materials back into the production cycle immediately.
- handles the marketing of recycled raw materials: cardboard, plastics, metals, specific materials (textile, plaster, end-of-life products) and solvents.
- Renowned expertise in identifying marketable materials
- International logistics capacity to sell and transport materials globally
- Chemical waste recovery facilities and expertise
- Strong relationship with industrial companies that are useful for material recovery, especially in the cement industry.
- RECYCABLES: A cable recycling partnership
RECYCABLES is the top recycler of cables in France. Located in Noyelles Godault on the SITA Agora site, Recycables develops innovative technologies to sort, cut and crush cables to obtain a 99% pure copper powder.
- FPR: Recovering and marketing plastics
Paris’ Intercommunal Household Waste Treatment and Recycling Authority (SYCTOM) wanted to diversify the way it recovered waste from selective sorting while limiting its environmental footprint.
In 2009, SITA and the PAPREC Group created France Plastiques Recyclage (FPR) to recycle plastic bottles resulting from selective collection.
Crushed, reduced to granules and free of contamination, these bottles will re-emerge as new packaging safe for contact with food.
In order to follow SYCTOM’s intention to reduce the environmental footprint of waste recovery activities, FPR was built in the greater Paris area, at the Port of Paris Authority in Limay (78). That makes it easy to use the river network to transport plastic bottles coming from the Greater Paris area.