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[ENG] Context #1: enough, it’s overflowing! Waste management, our towns’ major stakes

April 16, 2018

More and more waste, which management is getting more and more expensive

 

Evolution of waste quantities produced in towns across the world between 2012 and 2025 and costs of waste management (in billions of euros) between 2010 and 2025.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pollution linked to waste

 

 

  • To throw away waste inland is the same as throwing it in the sea, as 80% of waste found in the sea is land waste. 

  • “Plastifying the living”: by 2050, oceans will contain more plastic than fish!

  • “O Captain my Captain, plastic in sight!”: 5 major garbage patches are accounted for in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

Wrong waste management coupled with increased consumerism leads to human and sanitary disasters​ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circular economy as a sustainable solution

 

 

The idea: replace the use of primary resources, which are declining, with our garbage, which is abundant. Our waste then becomes a secondary resource.

To do this, all actors must be mobilised: public authorities, industries and citizens alike.

This solution is already part of the French laws regulating the energy transition and is quickly growing outside the borders in countries like Holland, Germany, Denmark, Scotland, Brazil and China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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