Selective sorting, a reality check for Monaco

During a press visit at the Paprec Trivalo Côte d’Azur sorting centre in Cannes-la-Bocca, the participants were able to measure the importance and the reality of sorting in the Principality.

On average 350 tonnes of household packaging from Monaco are transferred annually to this plant for sorting. This figure should reach 800 tons quickly thanks to the simplification of the sorting set up in March with the removal of the blue bin and the possibility of putting all recyclable household packaging in the yellow container.

With a capacity of 36,000 tonnes, Paprec was able to process 38,000 tonnes of household waste last year from the department. Benefiting from the latest technologies, this evolutionary chain is composed of nine latest generation optical sorters, three ballistic screens, a trommel, two eddy currents and a manual sorting chain. It is suitable for the specificities of a particular collection, it facilitates the reduction of refusals, and it can adapt to extensions of sorting instructions on household packaging.

Thus, the Prince’s Government is doing its utmost to simplify the sorting process for users in order to make better use of household waste. Because, once sorted, packaged and then stored, they are sent to the processing sectors (paper mills, steel mills, plastics …) to be recycled.