The sorting of bio-waste must change scale in France

France is not exemplary in the separate sorting of bio-waste. It is even particularly lagging behind its neighbours, Germany and Italy. “In Rome, there are bins for organic waste in every neighborhood. In France, we know where the delay comes from, points out Serge Ponton, vice-president of Federec Valordec. The public authorities have done nothing to facilitate the emergence of solutions and to apply the laws in force. »

Fnade, the professional organization representing environmental manufacturers, estimates that only 6% of household bio-waste is now sorted separately, compared to 70% in northern Italy. The Grenelle 2 law of July 12, 2010 had introduced an obligation to sort at source and recover bio-waste beyond 120 tonnes per year (t/year) in 2012, lowered to 80 t/year in 2013 then, in 2016 , 10 t/year of bio-waste and 60 liters per year of edible oil waste. Households were not concerned, the obligation applying in particular to large commercial surfaces and collective catering.

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