Renewable Matter # 1 / Next Europe

Urban Mine

Milan has become an international leader in organic waste collection and recycling. Renewable Matter analyses how one of Italy’s most interesting projects was conducted.


Map of separate collection: following a policy of check & balance has been introduced progressively by dividing Milan in four zones.

Better than Germany. Beyond San Francisco. This project is attracting a host of administrators and experts wishing to study and analyse it. It is Italy’s pride and joy. The subject of such attention is Milan’s programme for organic waste management. Launched in 2012, it is now the world’s most efficient and sustainable organic waste collection system, involving families and...

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