Classification sections: 322, 2710…
Standard order: 2710
During the National Conference on Waste, new orientations were defined in terms of waste management: the new policy on waste (September 2005):
A principle was established: involve French people in the waste management process. Waste management can no longer be perceived as a mere service; the French must show greater commitment.
An objective was set: the production of household waste currently amounts to 360 kg per person per year, of which 290 kg is incinerated or landfilled. The objective set is that, within 5 years, only 250 kg be landfilled or incinerated and, within 10 years, this amount be reduced to 200 kg.
Two priorities for meeting this objective:
Two crucial pre-requisites:
Communication campaign “Let’s cut down on our waste, it’s overflowing”
Rehabilitation of unauthorised landfills (the objective is that all unauthorised sites be shut down by March 2007)