The Ivry/Paris XIIIeme incinerator processes up to 700,000 tonnes of household waste per year in one of the most densely populated and polluted places in Ile-de-France.
The analysis carried out on eggs from free-range hens, trees (softwood, olive trees) and mosses in the communes of Ivry-sur-Seine, Alfortville, Charenton-le-Pont and Paris, reveal very high concentrations of dioxins. The dixins in the eggs mostly exceed the European regulatory limit.
Incineration remains the main way of treating waste in Paris and its neighboring municipalities, managing up to 70% of the waste. Significant investments must be made to achieve greater prevention and recycling, which has stagnated for the past 10 years.