In our study to develop sustainable solutions, we established list of priority and biowaste is one of them.
Bio-waste is currently not sorted and is mixed with household waste. Every morning, lorries take the waste down 38 km from Morzine to Thonon where it is incinerated.
Biowaste in the open air ferments and releases a powerful greenhouse gas: methane.
The Thonon incinerator is regularly saturated and the waste has to be transported further to other incinerators in the region, which increases truck transport. Biowaste is wet and burns very poorly, to overcome this difficulty the incinerator increases the proportion of plastic incinerated, or injects fossil fuel to burn this biowaste.
By 2025 (French legislation) and 2023 (European directive), bio-waste will have to be sorted – both commercial and private. Faced with this situation, Montagne Verte wants to quickly demonstrate the operational and economic viability of a virtuous collection and recovery of bio-waste.