Altem is a company for sorting household packaging waste based in Strasbourg, France. It is a sorting centre that is solely dedicated to the sorting and conditioning of household waste – in other words, selective collection. About 50,000 tons of waste are sorted at the facility each year, which corresponds to a population of approximately 800,000 inhabitants.
The product we sort today will be different from the product we sort tomorrow. What we want to do with the robot is to follow this evolution and ensure that the robot can help us adapt to the different sorting operations that will have to be done in the future, says Guillaume Schroll who is in charge of Altem’s sorting centre.