In Seine-Saint-Denis, Uzaje paves the way for the reuse of packaging

It is the big day for the ten Uzaje representatives. With the inauguration on Monday February 14 of its industrial washing center in Neuilly-sur-Marne (Seine-Saint-Denis), the start-up is attracting attention. Accompanied by elected officials, representatives of companies and professional organizations, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompilli, made the trip. In this 1,300 m2 workshop which required 900,000 euros of investment, the president and co-founder, Emmanuel Auberger, plans to clean 40 million containers per year.

Trays, bottles, verrines, cutlery… More than a hundred stainless steel, glass and even plastic products are accepted by the washing equipment. This reuse will avoid 3,300 tonnes of waste. The site is the second to be operational, after that of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine). Six more will follow by 2022 (Avignon, Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Lille). With 400 new jobs as a result. “The geographic locations were chosen based on criteria of population density, the local interest of local authorities and the industrial fabric.“, indicates the company with a mission of the social and solidarity economy.

50 partners at the start, including System U

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