Lille Métropole, France
In Lille Metropole (95 municipalities, 1.2 million inhabitants) located in the North of France, circular economy started already in the 2000’s with two waste-to-energy plants producing biogas, electricity and more recently heat from household waste. On 23 April 2021, Lille Metropole adopted its new Master Plan for Household and Assimilar Waste 2021-2030. The objective of this strategic document is to define the broad guidelines for waste prevention and management up to 2030. As a result of a partnership and consultation between municipalities, representatives of the civil society, users and various public and private partners, the Master Plan contains some thirty actions organised in 4 areas:
- Less discard
- Sort more
- Offer a better service to the population
- Modernise waste treatment
The global target is to reduce the quantities of household waste by 15 % by 2030 compared to 2010 and to reduce by 50% the amount of biodegradable and recyclable waste discarded in residual garbage bins.
The first ambition of Lille Metropole is indeed to reduce the amount of waste discarded by its population but the plan is also about deploying new sorting gestures and modernising our waste treatment facilities in order to reach laws evolution and evolve towards our population’s needs.