"The awareness of environmental problems and the necessity to act in favor of the interests of future generations does not always come along with consequent individual behavior. The concept of sustainability (Rio, 1992) implies a long-term projective concern which often is in contradiction with on the spot individual interests. In this respect, annoyances linked to waste purification plants questions the dilemma between collective benefit and local individual interest on one hand, and the NIMBY effect ("Not in My Back Yard"), on the other hand. The NIMBY phenomenon is frequently observed in the surroundings of industrial sites implanted in residential areas. Inhabitants exposed to industrial nuisances tend to disregard advantages, and consequently also the benefits of certain industrial installations for one's environment and to point only at the inconveniences that they experience in everyday life."