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TOS#31: Organics Recycling in France: How New Compost Standards & Incoming Laws will Change the Landscape. With Thomas Colin (France). | OrganicStream.org

TOS#31: Organics Recycling in France: How New Compost Standards & Incoming Laws will Change the Landscape. With Thomas Colin (France). | OrganicStream.org | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
TOS#31: We explore the new French compost label & quality standards by Compost Plus, and how they will transform the organics recycling industry in France. We also take a look at source separation in the country, and how the incoming law will bring sustainability closer than ever.
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Episode 31 of The Organic Stream is out now! We’re in France this week with Thomas Colin of Compost Plus to learn more about the new compost label and quality assurance system they have designed, which is set to greatly elevate the quality and status of compost made from source-separated organics and create a new level of trust with compost users.

Thomas also gives us an update on the exciting events taking place regarding the Energy Transition Law which, if passed, will  transform the composting and organics recycling industry in France and bring source separation to the forefront.

Take a listen and enjoy!

Thank you to ecovio® from BASF for making this episode possible.

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French MPs propose forcing supermarkets to hand over all unsold food to charity - Telegraph

French MPs propose forcing supermarkets to hand over all unsold food to charity - Telegraph | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Group of French MPs want to make it compulsory for all big supermarkets to donate all unsold but still edible food to charities
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Additionaly: "Officials of the European Commission recently tabled proposals to allow national governments to extend the list of foods that do not require best-before dates, in a move which they believe will mean 15 million tons less food a year is discarded by households wrongly worried that it is no longer fit for consumption."

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New book about Zero Waste in France

New book about Zero Waste in France | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
On the eve of the European Week for Waste Reduction 2014, Zero Waste France unveiled its scenario for zero waste territories and described it in a book. The book, published by Rue de l’échiquier, is a toolkit for all those willing to take actio [...]

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"Incineration is a completely outdated technology, we should go for a zero waste society" French ENVI minister Ségolène Royale

Au lendemain de l'abandon de l'écotaxe, au profit d'un nouveau système, la ministre de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie est l'invitée de la matinale. Elle répond aux questions de Patrick Cohen et à celles des auditeurs. http://www.franceinter.fr/emission-le-79-segolene-royal-je-crois-a-la-politique-par-la-preuve

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Things are changing in France! Last week, French Environment Minister Ségolène Royale called for 10 cities to engage in Zero Waste, and stated that incineration is an old model that should no longer be used. She also referred to the circular economy, arguing that the waste could be a resource material.

This is a huge step forward and taking such a clear position on the issue marks a dramatic shift in thinking, and it remains to be seen how it will unfold.

Nevertheless. as a country with large amounts of incineration plants, the Ministers' words should cause those who still consider incineration as a suitable solution to waste to think twice.

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ZWE's curator insight, June 24, 2014 5:55 AM

Great news coming from France, one of the countries with more incinerators in Europe and in the world!

If France is serious about walking the Zero Waste path it will be a significant change in the field of resource management.

However, the French model of previous years based on big-scale mechanical biological treatment should also be revisited in favour of high quality separate collection at source and product and process redesign.