Making money out of waste: the compost made in Paris and the pioneers behind it

Les Alchimistes collects bio-waste in the French capital with reduced carbon emissions and social inclusion. The waste is turned into compost, to be sold to urban agriculture. Relying on investments from various institutions, including the city of Paris, it has Foundation Cartier as its first double client: paying for waste collection and buying the fertiliser.  … More Making money out of waste: the compost made in Paris and the pioneers behind it

France, the first country to ban single-use plastic cups

Within a few years, disposable plastic cups, plates and cutlery could be a thing of the past in France. In 2020, all plastic tableware sold in the country will have to be made from at least 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home. This proportion has to grow to 60% by 2025. … More France, the first country to ban single-use plastic cups