Created three years ago, the company Hector le Collector, based in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), will benefit from a beautiful showcase this autumn, during the Rugby World Cup, to promote its waste treatment and recovery solutions.
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It has been selected to install its biowaste collection bins around and in stadiums, as well as in fan zones and several partner restaurants and hotels of the sporting event.
Instead of being buried or incinerated, they will be recycled into biogas by methanization and fertilizers for agriculture.
Quentin Saieb and Valentin Famose, the two founders of Hector le Collector.DR
"We started the company after my personal experience, when I lived in an apartment and I did not have a solution for biowaste despite my desire to sort," says Quentin Saieb, one of the two co-founders of Hector le Collector. We then offered employees the Hector kit, a wooden bucket to sort in their kitchen and that they can empty into a composter in their company at their convenience. Our target is restaurants, businesses, food shops and events. »
The entire population concerned from January 2024T
The Toulouse-based company registers 10 new customers each month and its participation in the Rugby World Cup should further boost its activity. She now works with 115 companies, including 80 restaurants.
To convince of the importance of the recovery of this waste, it has launched a free test for all restaurateurs and companies wishing to measure their volume of waste.
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Currently, the obligation to sort biowaste at source only applies to companies and communities whose annual production exceeds 5 tons, but this minimum volume will be eliminated from January 2024 and the entire population (companies, communities and households) will have to equip themselves with a solution for sorting biowaste at source.