Danone: Recycling of packaging waste

Veolia has significantly improved Danone's waste-recycling capabilities through a tailored solution for soiled packaging.
Veolia's expertise and knowledge in the field, backed by the creative approach of its technical and sales teams, have helped to improve waste recovery processes. This has led to greater benefits for the customer, along with a smaller carbon footprint.
Pascal Peslerbe
Sales Director, Valorization and Innovation, Veolia Environmental Services France

98% waste
recovery rate


Carbon Footprint

Treatment Costs


The Challenge

Danone makes around 60 different dairy products on eight packaging lines at its site in Molay-Littry, including Taillefine, Danette and Fjord. These production processes create a wide range of packaging that complicates waste recovery and recycling processes.  


Veolia's Solution

Improving waste recovery and lowering treatment costs

Veolia implemented an on-site packaging removal system for non-compliant products to recover organic waste and soiled polystyrene packaging. In three years, the overall waste recovery rate rose from 70% to 98%. These measures have also significantly lowered treatment costs and reduced the site's carbon footprint.

  • Increasing packaging recovery potential
  • Logistics: conventional and high-performance collection
  • Separating waste flows: packaging removal
  • Materials recovery: producing secondary raw materials

Benefits for our client

  • Lower treatment costs
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Materials recovery


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