Innovation

Optimizing waste management

The rising amount of waste resulting from human activities and consumption is an increasing source of expense and environmental pollution for local communities. In Chantilly, France, local residents have successfully tested incentive pricing schemes in a bid to tackle the problem.


THE MORE YOU RECYCLE, THE LESS YOU PAY!

Service users are given containers for non-recyclable waste that are equipped with electronic chips based on innovative Veolia technology designed to promote social responsibility. These chips are read by collection vehicles each time they pick up a container. Bills are adjusted based on the number of times the container is emptied, with customers saving up to €50! The results speak for themselves: the amount of non-recyclable waste in Chantilly has shrunk by 20%.
The system provides not only financial benefits for the local authority and users but also environmental benefits. Citizens are more aware of the amount of waste they produce and have significantly changed the way they consume.

 
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Every year, four billion metric tons of waste are produced on just 5% of the planet's surface. (Source: The cities of tomorrow)

On average, each person produces 374 kg of household waste per year

A 20% reduction in non-recyclable waste