Very high standards
As a waste treatment site, EveRé is subject to particularly stringent regulatory requirements. Ecology is at the core of our philosophy and EveRé’s commitments are more than just formalities: the entire site is regularly and independently inspected, the lack of impact on the surrounding environment is checked and EveRé publishes transparent and publicly available results. EveRé considers that this is the only way to guarantee total health security for populations and environmental compliance around the site.
THE INTEGRATED TREATMENT CENTRE IS SUBJECT TO RULES DEFINED AT FOUR DIFFERENT LEVELS:
- EUROPEAN UNION
In a directive published on 19 November 2008, the European Union laid out its guidelines for waste management in Europe. In particular, a perfectly clear order of priority is defined for the treatment of household waste: first recycling, followed by biological and energy recovery, then finally landfilling
This is exactly the order observed by EveRé to treat the some 1,100 tonnes of waste received each day: first, all recyclable materials that can be extracted from the waste are sent to recyclers to be used in the composition of new products. The biodegradable fraction is then treated biologically by methanisation and composting. The remaining, combustible fraction is recovered as electricity.
Finally, only 10% of non-reclaimable (“ultimate”) residues are sent to the landfill. We are constantly searching for new outlets to further reduce this rate and to tend towards total recovery of household waste.
The Government, through specific orders, has defined a complete set of requirements governing the waste “incineration”, “methanisation” and “composting” processes. These requirements are fully met by EveRé.
Click on the line to view the corresponding order :
- BOUCHES-DU-RHÔNE PREFECTURE
At the local level, the Prefect demands compliance with a prefectorial order reiterating the requirements of the national orders and increasing their stringency in some cases. In particular, it requires greater efforts to be made in terms of the quality of flue-gas released by the site.
- AIX-MARSEILLE PROVENCE METROPOLE
EveRé must also conform to the requirements stipulated by the Aix-Marseille Provence Metropole, which in some cases are even more stringent than those of the Prefectorial Order, particularly in terms of flue-gas quality, for which even lower thresholds have been set.
All of these standards serve to guarantee the lack of impact on the environment and on the health of human populations.
Our commitments above and beyond legal requirements
90% of all waste is conveyed by train
This eco-responsible mode of transport avoids the circulation of nearly 20,000 lorries per year on the roads, limits the risk of accidents and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
0 discharge outside the site
EveRé is noteworthy in that it does not discharge any water outside of its site. All of the site’s water (both rain and industrial) is collected, treated, tested, then recirculated in a closed loop inside the facility. This water resource circular economy presents the twofold benefit of guaranteeing the lack of impact on the surrounding aquatic environment and of significantly limiting water consumption (and hence the consumption of natural resources).
THE ODOURS TREATMENT
500 000 m³ of air treated /h thanks to the biofilters
In each waste treatment Unit, the air is suctioned and treated through a natural filter. This « biofliter » eliminates smells and purifies the air before it is returned to the atmosphere.
20 surveillance points
To insure the lack of impact on the local environment, EveRé completes analysis around the site, on soils, grasses, phreatic tables.
All of those results can be viewed HERE (Only available in French on the website).
PROTECTION FOR LOCAL PLANTS AND ANIMALS
6 ha of protected areas caring for “guêpier d’Europe” and maritime lily
EveRé is invested in the protection of local plants and animals: before the beginning of construction of the site, environmental studies had been carried on to identify animal species and plants specific to the region. In order to preserve it, EveRé has rehabilitated a 5 ha natural space, close to the site, to create a habitat for the “guêpiers d’Europe”. Moreover, a 1 ha land, on the EveRé’s site, is dedicated to preserving maritime lily, a protected species at regional scale.