Renewable Matter # 17 / July-August
Organic'Vall�e: A Local, Circular Agri-Business
by Jean-Luc Da Lozzo
, Elsa Raverdy
Organic’Vallée is all about transitioning towards a more local and circular economy, to revitalize rural areas and reconnect city dwellers to the countryside. The project develops a cluster of agro-activities based on bio-wastes and organic material streams with a holistic and territorial approach. It has three main goals: diverting discarded organic materials from incineration or landfilling, channelling these material streams towards local material recovery to grow, breed and produce local resources, and informing as well as training citizens and dwellers.
edited by Institut de l’économie circulaire, Paris www.institut-economie-circulaire.fr
Organic’Vallée was officially created as a cooperative of collective interest in June 2015. That is, in France, the only legal form that enables...