According to the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), the cost of managing municipal waste - household waste, sewage sludge and pruning waste - has globally doubled in ten years. Before deduction of any financial support, it varies from 130 to 220 euros per tonne, or 40 to 95 euros per inhabitant and per year. This figure should, however, increase less sharply in the years to come, believes ADEME.
Econology note: if it is "normal" that the mass of waste increases, it is strange that the specific cost also increases.
Indeed, the technological and organizational modernizations brought to purification stations, sorting centers or incineration plants tend to reduce these costs ...
- investment costs are taken into account precisely (therefore distorted calculations since depreciation will come sooner or later!)
- this is a reflection of the “over” cost of sorting waste. In this case it is at the source (packaging) that it would be necessary to intervene ... because living on subsidies is it reasonable in the long term?