Est Ensemble Grand Paris, France
Est Ensemble Grand Paris is an urban local authority gathering 9 cities in the north-eastern suburb of Paris and more than 400 000 inhabitants. Since its creation in 2010, Est Ensemble has affirmed environmental exemplarity and ecological transition as the pillars of its development. The circular economy plan, voted in 2019, is a new step in this direction. The plan aims to significantly reduce the waste of resources. This approach is naturally associated with waste prevention and management policies. This ambition has been reinforced in 2021 with the adoption of an ambitious Zero Waste program. Est Ensemble's circular economy strategy aims to optimize the management of resources thanks to a development of the territory that prefers proximity and local exchanges. This more systemic approach considers the territory as a living organism crossed by flows (of materials, energy, water...) that come in and come out. The territory must therefore be perceived as a stock of resources from which it can draw on its development. By this, Est Ensemble reinforces its ambition to be a more resilient territory, less dependent on external resources, which relies on the circularity of flows and the collaboration between various actors.