During this thematic tour in Mons, participants had the opportunity to discover the best practices in terms of resource efficiency and recycling implemented by Holcim, Comet Traitements and Wanty. At the end of the day, a reception was given at the Van der Valk Hotel in Mons. It was a real opportunity to discover the local strategy in terms of circular economy.
Since the 1970s, LafargeHolcim has pioneered the co-processing of waste materials, and has for decades developed innovative and tailored industrial and municipal waste management services for a wide range of customers. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a better quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanisation. It manages more than 10 million tons of waste annually, thus making a tangible contribution to bringing society a step closer to a zero-waste future.
Comet Group, a Belgian family-owned industrial group, specialising in trading ferrous and non-ferrous metals and the derivatives thereof. They have developed new technologies and an industrial capacity that make them a leading company in Europe in terms of recycling of materials. Their Research & Development cell has enabled the group to achieve valorisation percentages that have remained unequalled so far: 98.4 % on highly diversified products such as ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, end-of-life vehicles (ELV), waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and shredder residues.
IDEA / iNEX – Circular tool-plateform
IDEA, the territory development agency, will be joined by iNex – Circular, a start-up company which develops analysis tools based on open-data and data mining to connect waste producers and buyers. iNex Analytics can automatically simulate waste and resources of every European companies without getting in touch with them. It relies on companies and flow data collection, web qualification scrappers and flow simulations through machine learning. iNex has worked on territories in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Germany.