Renewable Matter # 08 / January-February

Regions and the Circular Economy

by Silvia Zamboni

Minimizing the production of mixed waste. This is what the Copernican revolution occurring in Emilia Romagna is trying to achieve with regard to MSW.


Emilia-Romagna is the first Italian region to have taken on, by law, the circular economy as the North Star of its waste policy with the aim of reducing mixed MSW production and recover as much matter as possible for recycling.

It did so through the eleven articles of Law 16 that came into force on October 5th 2015. Its title acts as a brief programmatic...

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