Renewable Matter # 23-24 / September-October

(Circular) Italy: Top of the Class

by Stefano Leoni

Dossier Italy

Ranking fourth in Europe, Italy recycles 67% of waste produced and is in second place for reutilisation capacity of materials (18.5%), just behind the Netherlands. But it is not all good news: minimum WEEE recovery, and end-of-life vehicle recovery and recycling targets have not been met.


How is Italy doing in the huge circular economy challenge? The answer: not bad. This might come as a surpirse to some, but Italy is actually doing just fine. Better than many other EU countries. Perhaps, Italians are not as good as the Dutch at describing their efforts, or maybe the country simply doesn’t flaunt the results they have achieved. 

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