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The waste management market

Update 14/10/2019


1.1 Market definition

Waste management is an activity that is intended to be invisible but which is as important as it is organized. It has a scientific name: rudology . This can perhaps be defined as the systematic study of waste.

In France, waste management activities are grouped under the INSEE NAF nomenclature 38 "Waste management and recycling"

This division includes the waste collection, treatment and disposal . This also includes local waste transport and the operation of material recovery facilities.

Recycled waste comes from two main customers: local authorities and companies (whether industrial, agricultural or service).

This market is not to be underestimated. Indeed, in 2017, according to Statista, the sector achieved an estimated total turnover of 23.0 billion euros in 2017, an increase of 7.4% compared to 2016.


For 2018, Statista forecasts a turnover of 23.2 billion euros . Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 1,1%.

For the period from 2017 to 2022, it is anticipated that a average annual revenue growth of 1.0%.

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