|Register of Initiatives in Pedal Powered Logistics - RIPPL #30|
|Photo Credit: Charlotte Goislot|
The businesses are provided with buckets in which to collect their waste. The resulting compost is redistributed to urban gardens and green spaces, as well as peri-urban farms. The scheme also aims to raise awareness of food waste and to give local residents access to the composted material for community projects.
|Collections are weighed, then loaded into the trailer.|
Photo credit: Charlotte Goislot
Billon has ambitious plans; by 2018 she plans to collect 30 tons of waste annually, double the number of restaurants involved and develop a network of farmers who would benefit from the compost. There are currently 15 people in the organisation, three of whom are paid. Expansion outside of Nantes is also on the agenda; Billon plans to develop a framework for supporting those who want to imitate the initiative in their own cities.
|Image credit: Julie Boiveau|
We’ve covered initiatives involving the circular economy, food, outreach programmes and cargo bikes before on RIPPL; Gruten in Oslo and the Food Rescue movement in Colorado.
Innovations: Circular Economy
Organisation: La Tricyclerie
Ling Magazine: “La Tricyclerie, or how to recycle while you exercise”
Canal+ Detours: “A Nantes, elle recycle les déchets en pédalant” (French)
Nantes Metropole: “La Tricyclerie recycle les épluchures et séduit les Nations Unies” (French)
Ouest-France: “Nantes. La Tricyclerie sélectionnée aux Nations Unies : votez pour eux” (French)
Say-Yess.com “Collecte de compost: roulez jeunesse!” (French)
France Inter: “Quinze restaurants de Nantes trient leurs poubelles pour qu’elles soient transformées en compost pour les jardins ou les fermes alentour” (French)
helloasso "La Tricyclerie)" (French)
20 Minutes: "Nantes: La Tricyclerie collecte les déchets organiques des restos à vélo" (French)