- Recycling areas: Cable
- Company name: Recycables SAS
- Located: Noyalles-Godault, France
- Founded: 2008
- Employees: 35
In 2008, Nexans recycled almost 22 000 tons of cable manufacturing waste from its European and African sites, as well as several thousand tons of scrap cable collected from its customers. With 30 years of experience in the collection and recovery of end-of-life cables and cabling production waste, Nexans offers a complete recycling solution. In 2008, Nexans created Recycables - in which it holds a 36% stake along with Sita, a Suez Environment subsidiary, to provide a comprehensive recycling solution. Copper and aluminium granules are melted down. Plastics are recycled into external cladding, sidewalk curbs or road cones. Grinding powder is recovered as packaging products. Recycables supplies Nexans with recycled copper and aluminium. Using an exclusive continuous casting process implemented in the plant at Lens, France, Nexans was able to recover 12,000 tons of recycled copper powder as wire in 2008.