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 Solution: Bicycle collection of bio-waste. Owner: Upcycle. Circular Strategy: Recycle.

Bicycles

Description

This solution allows gentle and optimal collection, especially in city centres where collections can be disrupted and obstructed by the size of collection trucks.

Location

CHEM des Les Quarante Arpents Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche
France

Scale

1 bicycle has a carrying capacity of 4 rubbish bins and 4 bio-buckets.

Potential circular economy impact

Assists with the sorting at source of bio-waste, for recovery in the form of energy (biogas) and material (compost, digestate).

What’s involved?

People: Local authorities and users. 

Technology: Electric bicycles; trailers.

Implementation: Train and/or recruit employees to implement the solution; organise a dedicated collection system; carry out a topographic study of the introduction points most suitable for employees.

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