For the first time ever, the famous mussels traditionally served at Lille’s annual flea market didn’t finish up in landfill, but as tiles! A 100% circular idea from the start-up EtNISI.  

 
The European Metropolis of Lille will soon transport the energy generated by waste combustion to heat its inhabitants via its "heat highway".
Some of Limoges’ streets have joined the local circular economy with a recycled porcelain waste surface.
Authentic Material is a Toulouse based start-up that collects and recycles waste cow horn to produce a new industrial material.
In western France, Veolia has partnered with a local association to give a second lease of life to waste.