The 'dirty side' of the Cannes festival: 2,000 tons of trash, celebrity yachts and kerosene sprayed in the gardens

The 'dirty side' of the Cannes festival: 2,000 tons of trash, celebrity yachts and kerosene sprayed in the gardens

- Undoubtedly there is a lot of work to do yet & nbsp; organizing the festival so that it becomes more environmentally friendly - lamented the French director and activist

and Nice, rows of cars, often preceded by siren motorcycles, transport them to hotels to avoid traffic jams, huge yachts in the bay leave their engines running all day to secure electricity, ”says Genevieve Huchet, president of the association.

- The technical team changes the red carpet three or four times a day, thousands of printed papers are distributed, and they often end up at sea - adds the activist, who reports a "frantic consumption" during the event on site.

- (Producers) anticipate the demands of the stars, imagine their desires to order flowers, for example, and sometimes even change the decor of their suites, imagine what they would like to eat, even when it will not be consumed and will eventually end.

Last year it recorded 1,700 business aircraft landings and takeoffs during the month of May, or 54 per day, and more than 2,000 in midsummer. Residents find kerosene in gardens due to incomplete combustion of small aircraft flying over the urban area.

The noise level can exceed 80 decibels depending on the aircraft. Normally ambient sound, except for aeronautical events, is less than 50 decibels, recalls the Noise Pollution Defense Association (ADNA).

"With their noisy jets, the stars ruin our lives." We can't even keep the windows open during the period - regrets Albert Dauphin, the association's president.

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