Toulouse – the Occitania region’s capital – is a lively and historically rich city that has developed along the Garonne river. Known for being home to the Airbus headquarters and thus linking its economy to an industry that is anything but light, over the last few years it has turned its attention to the circular economy through a set of ambitious regional policies. We met with Agnès Langevine, Vicepresident of Région Occitanie, the person in charge of ecological and energy transition, biodiversity, the circular economy and waste.  Langevine explains that: “Since Regions have been delegated authority over waste management planning, Occitania Region set a goal towards ‘Zero Waste Zero Rubbish.’ Not only that, we want to encourage the rise of the circular economy through...