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Bio-waste: one of the key issues for the coming years

Bio-waste: one of the key issues for the coming years

Currently, residual household waste in France is either disposed of in landfill or incinerated. However, almost a third of this RHW is made up of bio-waste which may have a water content of 60%-90%. Instead of burying or incinerating bio-waste, is it possible to adopt a process for returning it to the soil? This is the aim of source separation for recycling.

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Environmental health – a hot topic

Environmental health – a hot topic

Studying the links between health and the environment is nothing new. But it was only in 1989 that a definition of environmental health was proposed by the World Health Organization. Thirty years on, how does the land lie in this eminently cross-disciplinary topic?

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3 questions for Alexis de Gérard – new director of Pollutec

3 questions for Alexis de Gérard – new director of Pollutec

At the beginning of September, the whole Pollutec team was pleased to welcome Alexis de Gérard as our new Event Director following the departure of Stéphanie Gay-Torrente who left the company early in 2019 after 17 years. In this interview, Alexis de Gérard looks back on his career so far and reveals what we can expect from the show’s 2020 edition.

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[Part 2] Ocean Economy: Maritime transport is changing

[Part 2] Ocean Economy: Maritime transport is changing

Nowadays, 90% of all goods traded around the world are carried by sea. In France alone, a merchant vessel will dock in port every six minutes. But like all human activity, sea transport has its impact on the environment and on the climate. So faced with this, the industry is organising itself through voluntary and collaborative initiatives.

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[Part 1] Ocean Economy: The Various Sectors

[Part 1] Ocean Economy: The Various Sectors

The OECD defines the ocean economy as ocean-based industries together with the natural assets and ecosystem services this provides. The ocean economy has seen considerable expansion.However, this growth is under threat from damage to marine environments, linked to pollution from land-based activities and to climate change.

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What does the future hold for the water sector?

What does the future hold for the water sector?

This is the key question posed by the study published on 27 June by the PIPAME. After outlining the context, issues and challenges facing the sector, the study investigates eleven families of solutions and prioritises four of these.

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Pollutec’s commitment to biodiversity

Pollutec’s commitment to biodiversity

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been assessing the overall conservation status of plant and animal species worldwide for more than 50 years. The IUCN Red List shows that one in four species of mammal, more than one in three amphibians and...

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