Better to make your own compost
As of January 1, 2024, the anti-waste law for a circular economy (Agec) will require individuals, businesses, restaurants, etc. to separate biodegradable waste (“biowaste”). This bio-waste represents a third of our household waste, even though it is mainly composed of water: what an aberration to burn or bury it! On this date, local authorities or urban areas will be required to collect this waste at source. Collection by dump truck, local collective composters… depending on the region, the solutions vary.
But if you have a garden, composting your waste there yourself has big advantages: the compost obtained will fertilize your soil and you will save the community from having to process a significant mass of waste each year (on average 100 kg per year and per capita). The calculation is simple: the more composting is organized by individuals, the more the share of waste management in public spending is reduced. So, shall we get started?
Sources: legifrance.gouv.fr, Réseau Compost Citoyen, Ademe. Thanks to Pascal Mossetti, master composter in the Rhône.