Tomorrow my territory 08 Reducing waste in my territory

Waste Reduction

November 2019

Agence pour l’Environnement et la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME)

The 20 factsheets in the collection « demain MON TERRITOIRE » have been designed to give candidates and elected officials practical keys to take action, to open up the field of possibilities based on the experiences of other elected officials, from small towns to conurbations, large urban areas or sparsely populated areas. In the four corners of France, both in metropolitan France and in the French Overseas Territories, many of them are taking action, together with the players in their territories, to prepare for the future by taking action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. With its knowledge and presence throughout the country, ADEME supports them with its tools, activities and financial aid.

Why is it important to reduce waste by encouraging more sobriety in the way we consume?

Our current way of life is overflowing the trash cans. Household, office, commercial, park and garden waste is a waste of resources. Their treatment is costly (collection, recycling, incineration, burial…). Above all, they must be avoided! Communities and their inhabitants must change their behaviour, by consuming more responsibly, in order to save raw materials and reduce the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycle (manufacturing, transport, disposal). Fighting against the waste of resources and the production of waste is also a financial gain for the territory and ultimately for the purchasing power of its inhabitants.

How do you do it?