During this European Waste Reduction Week, nearly 250 activities are offered to the general public until Sunday. An event coordinated by the Environmental Transformation Agency of New Caledonia. On this occasion, Alizée Bonnet, Environmental Project Manager at Ademe, was a guest on the morning broadcast, on Wednesday 23 November.
“Looking at our waste, what we produce in our bins, is to question the way we consume it.”explains Alizee Bonet. And for good reason, at least 200,000 tons of waste are generated each year in New Caledonia, which is 400 kilograms per year per capita. A large number is equivalent to 6666 whales if we consider the average weight of a humpback whale of 30 tons. TAll this is due to overconsumption. We are consuming on a human scale always faster and more than necessary.”, refers to the environment project manager at Ademe. Waste that is often found in nature. Evidenced by the Caledoclean Association which, since its creation in 2012, has collected 850 thousand kilograms of waste in various locations.
“Recycling is not always the best solution from an environmental point of view. The best waste is the one we don’t produce.says Alizee Bonnet. So one of the challenges is to change our consumption patterns,” she said.Collectively by consuming differently, perhaps consuming less or with alternatives that reduce the impact on the planet.” Among the solutions:Make your own natural homemade products or reuse fabric scraps and mend your own clothes., she explained. The textile industry, which is also one of the most polluting industries in the world.by generating significant waste every year.”.
Hence, many workshops are offered to the general public even on Sundays, across the country as part of Waste Reduction Week. “It is a week for awareness but also for mobilization to highlight the solutions already in place and great initiatives. This is a contribution we would ask of the general public, but there are also many economic players who offer solutions to consume differently and produce less waste..
The entire program can be found on the Ademe New Caledonia Facebook page.
an interview They can be found here.