Recovering value from materials

Recovering value from materials

Transforming waste into renewable resources
SOPAVE : plastics recycling
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Material recovery

Recovery, regeneration, re-use, recycling and transformation. SITA has advanced expertise in recovering classic waste (cardboard, plastics, metals, wood etc) and in recovering hazardous waste and complex products.

Manufacturing quality recycled raw materials

As an answer to the growing need for recycled materials, SITA collects waste from industries and local authorities and recovers it as secondary raw materials to be used in the manufacturing of new products:

  • Production of plastic materials (flakes, granules) reintegrated into the manufacturing of new products
  • Preparing metals for steel plants and cardboard for stationery
  • Recycling rubber products into flexible surfacing for sport centres, playgrounds etc.
  • Preparing wood to be used in manufacturing particleboards etc.

Hazardous products recovery

SITA Rekem provides solutions for the treatment and recovery of hazardous waste:

  • Extraction of recyclable material contained in hazardous waste (chlorine, metals etc)
  • Custom and yielded recycling and regeneration of solvents
  • Recovery of soiled fuels and hydrocarbon refuse as a plant authorised to recover waste as a Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility
  • Recovery of soiled packaging
  • Production of CSS/CLS: recovering waste in the cement industry
  • Joint studies with industrial companies to offer innovative solutions for material recovery and waste reduction at source in order to reintegrate reusable materials (catalyst, chemical reagent, refuse) into manufacturing.

Towards a circular economy

As a key player in the circular economy, SITA encourages eco-design. To do so, SITA is innovative and works with companies to optimise the manufacturing and recycling procedures. For instance, PET plastic bottles are recycled on the France Plastiques Recyclage site in Limay. The PET from the bottles is recycled as PET granules authorised for contact with food and 20% to 50% of these can be used in the production of new bottles.

Key facts

6.4 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste underwent material recovery

2.9 million tonnes of waste was recycled as new materials

1.7 million tonne of ferrous and non-ferrous metals sold


  • SOPAVE : plastics recycling
    Sita - Sopave recyclage des plastiques PEBD

    SITA’s subsidiary SOPAVE, located in Viviez (France, 12), transforms tarps, covers and film from the agricultural and industrial sectors as well as soiled and recyclable collection bags into 100% recycled and recyclable collection bags. These new bags are then used by the local authorities or by industry.

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  • TERNAY: Recovering contaminated soil
    Sita - Ternay valorisation des terres polluées

    The first facility of its kind in the Rhône-Alpes region (France), this new centre completes the network of five other units in France accredited by SITA under the name Neoter®. Thanks to Neoter®, the polluted soil generated by construction sites and client industrial sites are sorted and pre-treated in order to increase their recovery capacity. In Ternay, the goal is to recover half of the soil treated in situ. In close proximity to the Rhône River with a dock directly accessible, the site of Ternay is ideal for the use of river transport. SITA FD’s goal is to transport half of the global tonnage using maritime means, therefore reducing CO2 emissions and the ecological footprint involved in processing polluted soils and sediments.

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