Will the trash be lighter tomorrow?

The first Waste Meetings, organized by Savoie Déchets on April 30, made it possible to work on waste management, regional organization and the preparation of future developments in terms of recycling.

“The idea of ​​these Assises is to revive Savoy on the issue of waste management, and in particular sorting ,” indicates Lionel Mithieux, president of Savoie Déchets. The department has long been among the territories that were the most advanced on the issue of sorting and waste treatment, but for some time it has stagnated a bit. This is why, in addition to the “specialized” elected representatives, we wanted to bring together all those who are interested in the issue and want to contribute ” .


By December 31, 2022, the extension of sorting instructions for plastics will be in effect. By December 31, 2023 at the latest, local authorities will have had to put in place individual or collective solutions for fermentable waste. Two major developments that will profoundly change waste management. “Bio-waste represents a third of the trash we throw away. If we remove all the plastics and this bio-waste, all that remains is ultimately what cannot be recycled or recovered, ” emphasizes Lionel Mithieux. Unlike plastics, which are reused, and fermentable waste, which are used to produce biogas.


“The objective of the Assises was also to allow elected officials to talk to each other, companies to meet and to discover structures that work for the circular economy”, explains Lionel Mithieux. Thus, the Solucir association, which brings together business leaders committed to this model that wants to be virtuous for society and the environment, intervened during the Assises. The Valtom, public authority in charge of the recovery and treatment of household waste from Puy-de-Dôme and northern Haute-Loire, also intervened during these Assises, to testify to the way in which it works at scale of its territory. In particular, communication with residents, shared with local authorities, has been addressed, which makes it possible to lower operating costs, without omitting the specific features of each of them. 

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