[Vidéo] The program “Zone interdite” sheds light on the dark secrets of our waste management

The companies pinned in the M6 ​​documentary “Waste, the great lies of recycling” (aired on Sunday, October 17 in Zone interdite broadcast on M6) are powerful but far from exemplary. Derichebourg, which in its Parisian garbage collection tours mixes green and yellow garbage without complex, Suez, one of the landfill centers in the Marseille region of which blithely buries plastics, classified hazardous waste, tires … Or even Veolia which, in a large Parisian sorting center, removes certain perfectly recyclable materials, such as cardboard boxes or wooden pallets, without treating them …

Large companies and margoulins in the maneuver

Beyond the large companies from which we expect a level of social responsibility to match their communication on the subject, the show also reveals a host of illegal practices by large and small waste sliders, against which local elected officials or companies are fighting. more virtuous. The report worked like a real police investigation with spinning mills, hidden cameras, hidden GPS beacons, allows to discover the concrete reality of the tragedy of the wild landfills or the ecological catastrophe of the dispersion of the fluids of household appliances by unscrupulous scrap dealers. In question the desire to save on the cost of recycling yet financed by consumers or the lure of profit of “specialists” of the clearance who have forgotten the address of the recycling center.

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A sector still to be developed

Behind these culpable negligence, small-time scams, where vast organized networks, the report also highlights the problem of the recovery of certain recycled materials which undermines the balance of recycling centers. It also offers a little note of hope with innovative recovery initiatives such as this young start-up which transforms plastic waste unsuitable for reintegrating a food chain into colorful and psychedelic building bricks. Beautiful but expensive.


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