The STBMA, manager of the Saint-Gervais ski area, ensures concrete and global control of its waste:
Reduction of waste produced:
- Use of rechargeable ski pass holders for electronic waste reduction..
- Use of recyclable rags for maintenance operations.
- Selection of suppliers according to the quantities and quality of packaging used.
- Reduction of paper use by switching to a 90% digital communication strategy.
Waste recovery through recycling:
- Selective sorting is carried out systematically.
- Waste sorting areas have been set up in strategic places for the grouping of waste.
- An agreement with the Saint-Gervais waste reception center allows the STBMA to easily ensure the recovery of its waste.
- Recovery of scrap and metals by a specialized company.
- Donations of computers and computer equipment to associations.
- Transformation of old chairlifts and cabins into works of art and decoration.
Control of so-called "hazardous" waste:
- Toxic waste: annual rental of a dumpster for "contaminated waste" by toxic or polluting products. Waste is collected and disposed of by a specialized subsidiary.
- DASRI (infectious waste): the first-aid stations are equipped with bins for infectious waste which are collected and disposed of by a specialized subsidiary.
Waste treatment monitoring:
- Waste tracking slips are provided by all STBMA waste collection providers (hazardous, soiled, infectious waste, used oils, etc.) in order to guarantee the elimination or final recovery of the waste by an appropriate channel.
- A waste monitoring report is produced annually.
- Actions are implemented on a daily basis by all permanent and seasonal teams. Training in waste management procedures is carried out at the start of the winter and summer seasons. Waste sorting instructions are displayed at all workstations.
- The intervention of sub-contractors in the ski area during operation and maintenance is submitted to the drafting of a safety-environment prevention plan that integrates waste management.