The cost of waste management has doubled


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According to the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), the cost of municipal waste management -the household waste, sewage sludge and waste élagage- has roughly doubled in ten years. Before subtracting any financial support, it varies in 130 220 euros per tonne, to 40 95 euros per inhabitant per year. This figure should however increase less strongly in the coming years, said ADEME.

source: ADEME

Econology note: If it is "normal" that the mass of waste increases, it is strange that the specific cost also increases.
Indeed technological and organizational upgrades made to depuration stations, recycling centers or incinerators tend to reduce these costs ...
Unless :
- It is taken into account the investment costs just (so biased as amortization calculations come sooner or later!)
- this reflects the "on" cost of sorting waste. In this case it is the source (packaging) that would intervene ... because live subsidies is it reasonable in the long run?


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