Renewable Matter # 10 / May-June

Earthworms vs. Ecomafia

by Antonio Pergolizzi

In a province where less than 10% of waste is separated at source, some little red worms will snatch waste from criminal modus operandi, thus turning what is a cost into a resource and starting a little organized and sustainable legal network.


In Rosarno, situated in the previously lush Gioia Tauro Plain, in the Reggio Calabria province, earthworms are about to start their titanic clash against ecomafia. David vs. Goliath. In this context, the former is made of an army of little red worms and the latter is the super powerful ‘ndrangheta.

Here, after Terre del Sole consortium was allocated the area...

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