Renewable Matter # 3 / April

Italy: Compost is Catching up

by Marco Gisotti

The increase in the wet fraction of recycling has been exemplary: a 10% annual increase in 10 years. However, very few treatment plants have been built. This risks being the story of a missed opportunity

Collection of the organic fraction continues to grow in Italy. This gives us a profile of excellence compared to the rest of Europe, and in some cases such as Milan, even compared to the rest of the world. However, more could be done. Much waste is still not transformed into compost or biogas: the circle that the principles and the related advantages...

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