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France, Ivry


Ivry, France

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. 

Downstream Community Stories

Anne Connan

Resident and activist

Anne Connan describes how the narrative around the incinerator has shifted over the years, and how it is being rebuilt despite grassroots efforts to stop it.
Jean Christophe Brassac

Resident and activist

Jean Christophe Brassac shares how he came to live in Ivry.

Erika Treadwell

Resident of Ivry

Erika Treadwell says that not everyone knows about the incinerator.

Daniel Hofnung

Resident and activist

Daniel Hofnung says that it is important to test for toxicity close to the incinerator, to have an accurate picture of the situation.
Hakim Bendaoud

Resident and activist

Hakim Bendaoud checks on the hens and says that toxicity levels in the eggs makes them inedible.

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Shot on location with the help of Collectif 3R and Zero Waste France.

Plan Bom is an action plan to promote reduce, reuse and recycling in the Paris area and make rebuilding of the incinerator unnecessary. Plan Bom was designed by Collectif 3R and Zero Waste France.

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