Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials. Waste management practices differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential and industrial producers. Management for non-hazardous residential and institutional waste in metropolitan areas is usually the responsibility of local government authorities, and management for non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste is usually the responsibility of the generator.
These days, both developed and developing nations recognise that economic growth needs to be harmonious and sustainable. This means safeguarding the environment, maintaining healthy living standards for people and providing access to basic services.
Suez is a provider of electricity, natural gas, energy services, water and waste management. Through its subsidiaries, it operates in two sectors: energy and environment. The group primarily operations in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, and Asia. It is headquartered in Paris, France and employs about 149,000 people.
In the waste sector, Suez environment ensures:
• collection of all kinds of waste (apart from radioactive waste) and urban waste,
• selection and preliminary treatment of waste,
• Recycling material, biological and energy recovery of recoverable waste and elimination of residual waste by incineration or landfill.
With 62,000 employees and a worldwide presence, Suez environment has secured a position as world leader exclusively dedicated to the environment.
In 2007, Suez environment attained revenues of € 12 billion and intends to invest € 65 million in R&D in 2008.
Suez environment represents more than 120 years of efforts to continually improve the quality of life for all. Its history dates back to the age of industrialisation. The company has witnessed the emergence of globalisation and IT systems. Now it is...