Recycling and recovery of solid waste
Artelia deploys proven know-how in this field to help clients select processes and implement the developments that most closely match their present and future needs (reduction at source, collection service, waste collection centres, sorting centres, waste-to-energy plants based on incineration and anaerobic digestion, composting, recycling, landfill, ultimate waste storage sites, etc.). As Artelia has found in numerous countries, controlling solid waste - the quantity and diversity of which is growing constantly - is inseparable from controlling waste water. It calls for a comprehensive approach to the questions of collection, sorting and recovery, and has to take into account a range of major institutional, economic and financial constraints.
Sytcom, a major Paris region player in the recovery of resources from waste, appointed architects Reichen et Robert & Associés to turn its Saint-Ouen facility into a symbol of ecosustainable renewal in the neighbourhood.
Pau city centre features some remarkable architectural and historic assets (including a listed sector). The presence of many underground networks (including ancient structures) as well as of shops and tourist attractions means that this study has a number of very specific aspects.
Benin has one of the highest urban growth rates in the world (5%/year). This rapid growth has led to significant problems in terms of solid waste elimination.
The new Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant is an exceptional building by virtue of both its striking steel structure and an original approach to embedding the facility within the urban community.
The municipality of Addis Ababa has made solid waste management one of its priorities.
Closing the existing dump site and replacing it with a new landfill site is an immediate priority.