The Regional Chamber of Business and Industry (CRCI) of Paris-Ile de France and the Chamber of Business and Industry (CCI) are promoting the eco-design and waste reduction with the support of the Ile-de-France Region and the ADEME.
The Waste Reduction Plan in Ile de France includes 23 actions. One of them concerns small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and its aim is to sensitize about 400 SMEs. The launch event of this action took place on 31 May 2012. The intention was to share experiences about the operation “test businesses: reduce costs by reducing waste” (Entreprises témoins: réduire les coûts en réduisant les déchets) promoted by the ADEME in 2010. Moreover, 3 SMEs from Ile de France who have experience with “eco-design and waste reduction” shared their knowledge. They affirmed that waste management represent 0,7% of their turnover. Therefore, eco-design is an environmental issue as well as economical.
In addition, the procedures of implementation of the action which will run until 2013 had been discussed. There will be:
80 prevention diagnosis
40 eco-conception diagnosis
20 individual supports