27 Mar '16, 3pm

Wasted In Paris: How Coffee Fuels Recycling From Bin To Plate - Sprudge

Wasted In Paris: How Coffee Fuels Recycling From Bin To Plate - Sprudge

When it comes to waste disposal, the city of Paris is one of Europe’s worst students. In my own apartment building, everything from banana peels to sardine cans to cardboard boxes ends up in a single trash can, unsorted. The nearest glass disposal bin is two blocks away. And while I’m lucky enough to live near a community garden that happily accepts eggshells, carrot peelings, and coffee grounds, it is by no means the norm here, where most organic waste ends up in trash bins destined for the incinerator or the landfill. A report by the ADEME , France’s energy and environment administration, points out that more than 2 million tons of organic matter that could go into enriching soils or producing energy are lost each year. New anti-waste laws finally have the country headed in the right direction, but the most interesting solutions are coming from sustainably-minded entrepr...

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