Making compost in town

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Since 2002, 80 % of the 3 000 inhabitants of Saint-Philbert, a town in the Loire-Atlantique, have used the 2 500 m² collective composting centre installed in the town. Organic waste is gathered there three times a week and the compost’s progression is monitored by a professional. The inhabitants of Saint-Philbert produce three times less waste than the rest of the French population (135 kg compared to 400 kg) a year like this. In 2006, the 70 tons of compost produced like this were redistributed to the inhabitants or used to satisfy the town’s needs.

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