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Analysis of the Waste Management sector

The waste management sector refers to the overall process of managing flow of waste, reducing the expenses related to the treatment and management of waste and mitigation of the impact on the environment.



  • Fire due to the amount of combustible or flammable waste stocked. (source)
  • The waste sector currently ranks as the 3rd most accident-prone industry. (source)


  • The Global Waste Management Market size was valued to USD 394.1 billion in 2020, and is predicted to reach USD 715.0 billion by 2030. (source)


  • 107 garbage/refuse trucks fatalities in 2017 in North America. (source)
  • 1400+ injuries in garbage truck crashes. (source)


  • Refuse and recyclable materials collectors had the sixth-deadliest occupation in the United States in 2019. (source)


  • Accidentology in the waste and wastewater industry has increased significantly between 2010 and 2019 from 14.5% of recorded events to 24.2%. (source)


  • Around 6,000 firms in France categorised under the NAF 38 business code: «Waste collection, treatment and disposal; recovery». (source)
  • Trackdéchet becomes mandatory for each dangerous waste in France in 2022. (source)
Sector challenges

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Revitalize your EHS training:

This sector has to face an important rate of turnover. Consequently, this sector suffers from a lack of training and sensitization about health, security and environment.

How Immersive Factory can help:

Our catalog full of 30+ VR workshops dedicated to EHS training and sensitization can help you for your training. We can also organize Safety Events with our animators to make sure your teams are aware of the risks and would know how to react in an accident situation.

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Correctly identify hazards to prevent accidents:

Current trainings teach outdated procedures and guidelines due to inadequate risk identification which leads to to inappropriate human actions

How Immersive Factory can help:

Most of our workshops are co-developed with huge actors of the sector. It is a way for us to make sure the training we build is relevant and perfectly adapted to the daily risks and dangers your team could be faced with.

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Dealing with the plurality and frequency of risks:

The accidents arising in the facilities are as varied as they are frequent.

How Immersive Factory can help:

Take advantage of our multi-sector catalog to sensitize your teams on multiple types of accidents : driving, chemicals, fires, explosions, handling, gestures, postures, collapses, environment and many other categories are available. And with our subscription, it is the same price, no matter how many workshops you want !

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Build and animate an EHS community:

Employees are facing a lot of risks : manual handling, working postures, vibrations, contact with chemical and biological agents, noise, mechanical hazards… These dangers are not discussed and the sector is not considered as a high-risks sector.

How Immersive Factory can help:

Organize Safety Days where all the company is sensitized to all these risks. This way, everybody will understand the constraints related to the job, even the workers who are not exposed.

Why train your staff in waste management?

Waste represents a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions. For companies, it is therefore important to find solutions to reduce this pollution and protect the environment.

Waste management is a complex process that requires the training of your employees. To train your employees in waste management, you need to start with the basics: what is waste? What are the different types of waste? What are their hazards?

Once your employees have this knowledge, you can move on to more specific training, for example on how to collect and transport waste properly.

You can also provide training on different methods of waste treatment and disposal.

Finally, it is important to remind your employees of the importance of following the waste management procedures put in place to protect the environment!

Do you want to ensure the safety and compliance of your employees when managing waste?
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Our VR training on waste management provides a realistic and immersive experience that will prepare your employees for any situation. They will learn how to handle waste safely and in accordance with regulations, protecting themselves and the environment.

With our VR training on waste management, you can be sure that your employees have the skills to work safely and effectively with waste management. Training is realistic, engaging and informative - perfect to ensure your workplace is compliant and safe.

Waste management is a complex process, but it is essential for companies to reduce their impact on the environment. By training your employees on proper waste management procedures, you can make a significant difference!

Want to know more about the benefits of immersive learning for the waste management sector?

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