Waste sorting simplified for Ile-de-France residents, poor students in this area

FIGARO DEMAIN – Since January 1, all packaging can be thrown in the yellow bin in Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis and Essonne. These new rules aim to increase the sorting of recyclable waste in Ile de France, which shows poor performance in this area.

In which bins to throw the yogurt pot or the coffee capsules? The sometimes metaphysical questions in the garbage room will no longer need to be in 2019! Since January 1st, waste sorting has been made easier in Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis and Essonne. With a simple rule: t yellow, where previously only paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and metal packaging were allowed.

Thus, the yoghurt pots, polystyrene, jar lids, trays or plastic film will be centralized in a single bin. These packages do not need to be washed but they must be separated from each other and free of any contents. The coffee capsules must therefore be emptied along with all other packaging and discarded in bulk. Regarding other waste, the food will be left in the brown bin and everything else will end up in the green bin.

Ile-de-France residents will therefore have no more excuses for not sorting their waste! since, according to Citeo, which partially finances the program, an Ile-de-France person sorts around 50 kilos of packaging against an average of 70 kilos per French. For example, in the capital only 1 in 10 plastic bottles are sorted against 1 in 2 nationally. “Overall, city dwellers sort less than those who live in the countryside, it is a question of space but also of greater sensitivity to nature,” suggests Jean Hornain, CEO of Citeo. “In certain departments, in the West and in the East in particular, the sorting gesture is much more anchored”, adds the manager.

20% increase in the collection rate in certain locations

Thus, the objective of this simplification is to “generate more recycling and less incinerated waste”, underlines the town hall of Paris. “The simplification of the sorting process has proven its effectiveness”, indicates the manager of Citeo. “A quarter of France has already experimented with this simplification and we can see that the collection rate has increased by 20% in certain places, where the message has been well relayed. In 2022, all of France will be affected by the program ”, specifies the person in charge.

This simplification is made possible by the modernization of sorting centers. They are fitted with more efficient optical sensors, capable of detecting waste materials and sorting, on condition, however, that the packaging is empty and that the waste is not agglomerated with each other.

And for those who, due to lack of space, do not have yellow bins: do not panic! These 300,000 inhabitants, approximately 14% of Parisians, will be able to go to the “Trilib ‘” stations. and each of them collects around 20 tonnes of waste per year. “A success”, rejoices Jean Hornain. He specifies that 1000 stations will be set up in Paris over the next few years. “Of the 5 million tonnes of packaging now placed on the market each year, 3.5 million tonnes are recycled. . We therefore still have room for improvement, ”says the manager.


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