How to sort waste without touching it

For optimal raw material recycling, Veolia makes use of innovative technologies in its high performance sorting centres in France.

In Amiens, two new Veolia patented processes – auto-adaptive sequential sorting (TSA2) and remotely operated sorting – make for a much faster and more efficient process, just with the touch of a finger on a screen! An advantage for the planet given that a metric ton of recycled plastic prevents the emission of 2,290 kg CO2 equivalent.


Key figures illustrating solution deployment and results

Coverage of a catchment area of 400,000 inhabitants


Processing capacity: 22,000 metric tons of household waste per year

Nearly 2.5 times more waste sorted per hour using the TSA2 technologies and remotely operated sorting


6% more household packaging recycled using the remotely operated sorting process