The French industrial activity produces 35 million tons of ordinary industrial waste (non-hazardous), with collection or treatment processes similar to household waste, and 7 million tons of hazardous waste (See: survey on corporate waste – 2004 Report on hazardous and non-hazardous waste on ADEME’s website).
Half of the hazardous waste is treated by the industrial facilities that produce it; the other half is transported to specialised collective centres.
The main methods to dispose of hazardous industrial waste are incineration and storage.
A regional plan for the disposal of industrial waste (PREDIS) must be established in every region.
Local information and monitoring committees (CLIS) ensure dialogue between local residents, local authorities and operators.
Communication campaign “Let’s cut down on our waste, it’s overflowing”