With the quickening pace of urbanization and the expanding human footprint that accompanies it, the amount of municipal waste is increasing exponentially each day. A large volume of waste takes a toll on finite resources and poses a serious threat to the environment.

SUEZ’s proprietary solutions for municipal and industrial customers – tailored to intelligently manage solid waste at the source – will minimize urban pollution, satisfy customer requirements, reduce the carbon footprints of businesses and contribute to greater environmental sustainability.
Your challenges

Every year, around 7-10 billion tons of solid waste are generated worldwide annually. Furthermore, the mix of municipal waste is becoming increasingly complex. In China, as the cost and standards for solid waste disposal continue to rise, many provinces and cities have enforced mandatory waste sorting measures that consequently affect households. Regulations on waste treatment have been further tightened, with government and businesses across retail, food, education and industry all seeking to maximize waste economy.

7-10 billion
of solid waste are generated around the world each year

In the retail industry, a constant flow of goods means a steady stream of packaging waste. The tradeoff between the packages’ value premium, limited storage space and transport costs creates a higher need for sorting and baling. 

In the food industry, disposing of large amounts of organic waste generated from food processing can be too cost-intensive for businesses.

In the industrial sector, the need for integrated, compliant waste management in the industrial plant/park requires significant resources and manpower. The level of demand has proven to be a challenge for many companies seeking to integrate waste management activities in the context of increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

Against this backdrop, finding an intelligent, integrated waste management solution that converts waste into valuable resources has become a pressing priority across various industries.

Our solutions

Specific to the challenges and needs of various industries for solid waste treatment, we provide customized solutions – from proof of concept and professional site evaluations to full support of operations. We also provide digital monitoring and management for the entire treatment process, to optimize the post-treatment flow of recycled resources. In this way, we achieve 100% compliance with regulations and improve the utilization rate and economics of waste-turned resources.

Our smart management solutions target different types of solid waste with fit-for-purpose advanced technology and equipment, to optimize management and tertiary treatment. For example, they can be applied to the anaerobic digestion of food and kitchen waste, to minimize its volume and to generate energy. This supports the in-situ reduction of organic waste while converting it into valuable clean energy for reuse. In terms of value, our solutions offer customers the following advantages:

  • Customized total solutions
  • Sustainability and compliance
  • Cost optimization and additional revenue streams
  • Digitization, coupled with transparency and traceability, through the entire process

Enhanced value extraction from recycled materials

We provide smart facilities for waste sorting, collection, compression and crushing under the digitalized waste management processes to collect, sort and compress recyclable waste in a highly efficient and transparent way. Our processes are robust, allowing us to extract maximum value from the waste.

Minimization of other waste

We provide specialized and standardized onsite waste sorting services and professional training to personnel to reduce the costs of emptying, transfer and cleaning. In so doing, we maximize the secondary use value of recycled materials and minimize the amount of supplemental waste (dry waste) through precise sorting.

Compliance with hazardous waste regulations at source

We design professional hazardous waste movement routes and floor layouts. Additionally, we leverage our licensed operations management team to perform rigorous services for hazardous waste collection, sorting, storage, labeling, pretreatment, site cleaning, logging, tracking, and pickup and transfer arrangement to a disposal service vendor. Through our powerful processes, we ensure that your hazardous waste is properly managed and disposed of.

Conversion of organic waste to energy

Our modular waste reduction system is designed to suit the varying needs of our customers. We efficiently deploy dry anaerobic digestion technology, together with the plug-and-play waste conversion digestor, to reduce the volume of organic waste by up to 96%. The waste can then be converted into clean biogas energy and dry organic fertilizer. The biogas produced during the conversion process can be used to generate electricity, hot water, cold water or steam, for circular use as a source of clean energy.

  • Pre-treatment module: Feeding, grinding and sorting
  • Anaerobic digestion module: Anaerobic digestion, biogas purification, drying and production of organic fertilizers
  • Energy module: conversion of biogas into hot water, cold water, steam or electricity
  • Post-treatment module: Depends on the processes used in the first three modules, production of dry solid organic fertilizer or treated effluents to meet standards for pipe discharge

We provide dedicated in-situ treatment equipment along with follow-on operations and maintenance services for organic waste treatment. We also provide a variety of solutions for waste reduction at the source, coupled with onsite disposal and onsite waste-to-energy conversion to meet the demands of onsite disposal of organic waste (ranging from 100 kg to 30 tons per day). In particular, the plug and play, in-situ anaerobic digestor can perform dry anaerobic digestion of organic waste to reduce its volume by up to 96%. Itcan also convert waste into clean energy for reuse. Each ton of organic waste generates enough calorific value to heat nine tons of water or 260 kWh of clean electricity.

Note: This container-sized organic food waste treatment system can generate 260 kWh of electricity per day for community lighting and the charging of new energy vehicles.

Digital monitoring optimizes entire waste management process

To ensure safe and compliant production for our customers across different industries, SUEZ utilizes a digital platform to log, track and fine-tune the entire waste management process. We also provide specialized and customized smart waste management services based on each customer’s unique waste profile and treatment needs.

Our smart digital management platform (FEISIGHT) optimizes the waste management process for the following benefits:

  • Reduced costs and increased revenue
  • Improved waste sorting efficiency
  • Reduced carbon footprint and enhanced green profile
  • Improved waste management and reverse-optimized processes
  • Reduced waste generation and improved trend prediction
  • Visibility of results, transparency and manageability of waste flows