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The many companies present at the airport produce around 815 tonnes of waste per year. Bordeaux Airport applies a policy of improving sorting and increasing the percentage of recovered waste.
* 2008 figures
Management of airport waste starts with collection and then transport to the location where the waste will be treated using the most appropriate process:
Non-hazardous waste: around 90% of all waste
(ordinary industrial waste, packaging, office, cleaning, restaurant waste, etc.)
So as to not mix them up, containers dedicated to the various types of waste are installed directly on the sites where they are produced, or are spread out across the platform.
Collected by an external provider, the waste is then stored in a special area, and compacted before being transported to disposal or reclamation networks.
Traceability is guaranteed by a container barcode system, combined with onboard weighing.
(oil, batteries, light sources, electric and electronic materials, chemical products, etc.)
Each producer oversees the collection, storage and disposal of the hazardous waste it produces according to the legislation specific to its category, and is required to draw up a tracking form.
Waste undergoes specific treatment depending on its type:
- energy recovery: ordinary industrial waste
- material recovery: packaging waste (paper, cardboard), plastic film, wood palettes, metals
- recycling: computer consumables
- burial: bulky waste
- destruction: hazardous waste