Déchets demain - the future of waste

Commissioned by
  • Gironde regional authorities
  • Brice DURY (designer), Frédérique SONNET (sociologist), Norent SARAY-DELABAR (designer), Anaïs GRETTER (architect), Dominique ALTSCHUCK (psychologist)

What uses and needs exist in terms of waste? What will landfills look like in the future?

The Gironde regional authorities in south-west France conducted a collaborative study on household waste needs and uses and new landfill concepts in the region from November 2014 to December 2015, in partnership with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and local authorities that handle waste treatment.

The goal of the collaborative study was to approach household waste management needs and uses from a new angle, in particular with regard to landfills, to adapt public-service waste solutions to better meet the needs and uses identified.

The study brought together national stakeholders (ADAME and the AMORCE association) and many public authorities outside the region (various levels of government in the Aquitaine region and cities such as Grenoble, Nantes, Rennes, Montpellier and more).

The results of the study (an inspiring collection of 50 innovative waste solutions gathered from around the world, analysis of uses, scenarios and preliminary solutions for improving public waste services) were published under a Creative Commons license at http://www.dechetsdemain.com/.

Non recherche-action plateforme socialdesign
Cadre budgétaire
  • 70000 euros TTC
Project duration
  • November 2014 to December 2015
  • Gironde departement
  • Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME), collectivités girondines en charge des déchets (Bordeaux Métropole, SMICVAL, USSGETOM, SMICOTOM, SICTOM du Langonnais, SEMOCTOM, Communauté de Communes de Montesquieu, Communauté de Commune
Participating companies
  • Le Garage Moderne (ateliers de créativité), Aquinum / Le Node (atelier La Recyclette)