RETAINED The village of Sébazac-Concourès is however far from the sea
Nearly 80% of the waste that pollutes the oceans comes from rivers. Illustration photo — flockine/Pixabay
Nearly 80% of the waste that pollutes the oceans actually comes from the rivers that flow into it. On the strength of this lesson, the town of Sébazac-Concourès (Aveyron) has equipped its rainwater network of anti-waste nets. The objective is to retain in the pipes the elements that have nothing to do with them. do in seawater and prevent them from being washed downstream; explains France Bleu Aveyron.
If the waste ends up in the network, it is because the runoff from the heavy rains led it there. In the event of particularly violent precipitation, the pipes face too large a volume and their contents overflow. Objects thrown in the toilets or on the public highway then end up in nature. This is the case, for example, with wipes, cans, bottles and plastic objects. the exit of the pipes to retain the largest solid elements there are manufactured in; Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Alpes-Maritimes). They are designed to withstand heavy pressure without impeding the flow of water and wildlife. À Sorgues, (Vaucluse), a similar installation made it possible to stop more than 2.5 tons of rubbish in one month.