A kilo a day
In France, each person produces almost a kilo of waste a day: 353 kg/inhabitant per year. That is the equivalent of 28 million tons a year in 2004. (1) As well as this household waste, there are 104 million tons of waste from local authorities and companies and farming and mining waste. In all, 849 million tons of waste are produced in France every year.
At the moment, 49% of council waste in the European Union is dumped, 18% is incinerated and 33% is recycled or used for compost (2) [Débat]