How can commercial waste be better managed?
Partners owns a lot of public space they grant to shopping facilities, in train station concerning SNCF Gare & Connexions and in the middle of the City concerning Paris Habitat. Those retails receive daily deliveries that engender a lot of bunkering wastes (pallets, cardboards, cling films, etc.). It is a heavy waste source because of overwrap and bad waste recycling. As part of the energy transition law, a strong objective of waste reduction is envisioned for 2025. There will be incentives to favour prevention and reuse solutions in order to reduce by 50% waste by 2025. Circular economy appears to be a concrete solution to meet these objectives and participate in the reduction or overwrapping.
WINNING STARTUP : PANDOBAC
Pandobac offers a zero waste solution for food professionals that replaces disposable packaging widely use by wholesalers to deliver restaurants. This is monthly service that provides the consumer with: the provision of eco-friendly trays, a web and mobile app, a tracking feature, as well as the formation and awareness campaign for relevant stakeholders.
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SNCF Gares & Connexions did a study on the volume, nature, production periodicity of each kind of waste on two big Parisian train stations. The company knows the sales revenue of the retails shops of its stations during the period of study. For the purpose of the experimentation, SNCG G&C will offer to work on the Saint-Lazare train station and its shopping mall, as well as the Massy TGV train station. Paris Habitat will offer to work on a few shops of its property stock.
// USE CASE
Dustbin locations are too limited, so that retails have to squish their rubbish in the train stations bins and in the locals for household waste that should be dedicated for visitors or tenants. Sometimes, SNCF and Paris Habitat have to call on private companies to deal with high volumes of waste whereas shopping facilities already pay the rubbish tax as provided in their contracts. They usually pay a surplus to evacuate some of the wastes to ensure a better quality service to the users of the train station.
// BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
This challenge is a great opportunity for Paris Habitat and the Paris City Hall to raise awareness about waste sorting when it comes to retails. The data of SNCF G&C on the volume of wastes could help Paris Habitat retails and the City Hall to identify their proper waste volume on similar retails and thus to adapt consequently the solution of the startup. Airports, shopping malls, shopping streets, supermarkets, etc : many actors are confronted with delivery boxes issue ! They all need to diminish their costs of cleaning and collection.
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