Implemented by local authorities since the 1992 Act, the sorted collection of household waste must now face the challenge of optimising its performance. The waste action plan set ambitious targets:
A 7% reduction in the production of household and similar waste per capita over the next five years, i.e. a reduction of around 1.5 million tonnes of waste; - an improvement in the recycling rate of materials and organic matter of 24% today to 35% in 2012 and 45% in 2015 for household waste and 75% by 2012 for corporate waste and packaging; - better reprocessing of waste to reduce by 15% the quantities being burnt or stored.
The SPhere group accounts for 80% in France of the market for household waste collection bags (household refuse and sorted waste). Its expertise is both technical with a wide and varied range of products and of high-quality as it provides support for the collection programmes.
Thus, collection in bags has many advantages:
Economical and easy to install, collecting household waste in specific bags is a relevant and money-saving alternative to on-board weighing.
Another benefit is that this type of bag identifies the type of the waste, measures the rate of waste, quantifies how much waste is sorted and provides an economical solution to the local authority.