Pierre Tournier is the Director of “Savoir déchets”, a public waste treatment organization that associates several municipalities in the French Departement of Savoie in the Alps.

Here a few facts about Savoie déchets:
- Group of 13 municipalities covering 530,000 inhabitants
- 140 employees. Annual operating budget of 25 million euros
- Organization’s scope of activities: processing residual waste, sorting and recovery of selective collections
- Management of 200 000 tons of waste/year (residual waste, hospital waste, sludge from wastewater treatment, selective collections)
- Management of a Waste-to-Energy plant (Energy recovery) and 2 sorting centers for selective collections, all operated by civil servants.