Renewable Matter # 09 / March-April

Successful Granules

by Marco Gisotti

Thanks to its efficient and widespread supply chain, Tuscany recycles 95% of waste from separate collection, thus giving new life to plastics, aluminium, steel, glass, and multi-layered cardboard.


In 1986, in Italy, the Italian Ministry of the Environment was created. At that time, environmental law was still extremely indefinite. Waste was collected and then sent mostly to landfills and words such as recovery, recycling and reusing were pathfinder terms. It was only eleven years later that, thanks to the Ronchi Decree, the system was organized for the first time and recycling...

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