Waste PolicyZero Waste France

Putting heads together on recycling


27 Oct 2020

Written by

Rossella Recupero


Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. The recyclability of a material depends on its ability to reacquire the properties it had in its virgin or original state. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” waste hierarchy.

However, more and more environmentalists have raised their concerns about the limits, pitfalls, and even the dangers of an all-recycling policy which could encourage a system based on disposable and single-use products.

Today, we have the pleasure to hear from Joan Marc Simon – Executive Director of Zero Waste Europe – & Flore Berlingen – Former Director of Zero Waste France – on an all-recycling policy and the challenges of going too far in both directions…

Download Flore’s book extract → here