Logistics & treatment

Professional WEEE

Everything about logistics and treatment in 2018.

Key figures


average recycling rate in 2018


average recovery rate in 2018


treatment centres


audits and control visits

Recycling and recovery rates by appliance category

Recycling rate
Target rate
Recovery rate
Target rate
Cat. 1A 85% 80% 94% 85%
Cat. 1B 94% 80% 95% 85%
Cat. 2 83% 55% 87% 75%
Cat. 5 82% 55% 85% 75%
Cat. 6 93% 55% 94% 75%
Cat. 8 84% 55% 88% 75%
Cat. 9 69% 55% 88% 75%
Cat. 10 91% 80% 93% 85%
Cat. 12 77% NC 84% NC

List of regulated substances extracted

Products obtained from treatment
Electrical cables 111.797
Printed circuit boards 640.778
Toner cartridges 44.457
CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and HCs: gases extracted in the first depollution phase 9.36
CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and HCs: gases extracted in the second depollution phase 10.677
CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and HCs: oils containing traces of CFCs 2.891
Components containing refractory ceramic fibres 0
Composants contenant des substances radioactives 0
Composants contenant du mercure 0.876
Components containing radioactive substances 19.26
Asbestos waste and components containing asbestos 0
LCD monitors and backlit gas discharge lamp monitors 18.807
Gas discharge lamps 9.881
Plastics containing brominated flame retardants 1,654.605
Batteries and accumulators 503.926
Cathode ray tubes 7.364

Implantation des centres de traitement 2018

Tonnage treated in 2018

Cat. 1A 1,037 108 81
Cat. 1B 1,706 9 105
Cat. 2 59 3 9
Cat. 5 2,352 89 445
Cat. 6 5,124 57 384
Cat. 8 2,000 85 283
Cat. 9 12,868 2,176 1,602
Cat. 10 1,419 36 100
Cat. 12 23 2 5

A major project to streamline and simplify operational processes

In 2018 ESR launched a major project to redefine its operational processes for all the sectors it addresses. This involves defining a streamlined, comprehensive and coherent service offering for partners and service-providers. This approach is not only fully in line with the spirit of simplification engaged by the merger of Eco-systèmes and Récylum to form ESR, but also with the challenges to be met in order to achieve collection targets.

A new global logistical and treatment system will be implemented with new contracts at the beginning of 2021 for a 3-year period. This system will be accompanied by the integration of all operations within a single information system. Management indicators will also be streamlined.

Much work has to be undertaken on identifying, enhancing and embodying operational synergies in regards to pooling, containers, dematerializing and traceability. Modelling of a target system will then follow for logistical and treatment processes, before moving onto the the implementation of invitations to tender. The provision of assistance to ESR’s partners and service-providers is planned in order to deploy and manage the changes instigated by this new organisation.

The key points in operational processes to be redefined and streamlined, include weighing, container management, management of WTN (waste transfer note), time frames and the management of regulated hazardous substances, undesirable and intrusive waste.  These will be carefully studied in order to propose a coherent and unified target system followed by a unique and adapted information system,

This major project of an unparalleled scale is mobilising all of ESR’s services, in all sectors. This provides an excellent opportunity to improve the process and be bold in terms of streamlining and simplification.

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