The circular economy has stopped in Rome

The circular economy has stopped in Rome
The circular economy has stopped in Rome

Five billion of investments are needed to enable the southern regions to manage their own waste, increasing the recovery of materials and decreasing dependence on landfills. Without new waste-to-energy plants, “in less than 3 years there is a risk of a new acute phase of emergency”. A study

Half of Italy has a huge problem with waste management. The effect is under the eyes of those who encounter bins full of rubbish on the street (see Rome) and the less obvious cause is the lack of adequate and technologically advanced systems. The gap is so great that it would take investments of five billion euros to fill it. The estimate worked it out Fise Assoambiente, focusing only on the regions of southern Italy, which compared to those of the north are far behind in achieving the European targets set for 2035. By that date, each country will have to reach an effective recycling rate of 65 percent, reducing the amount of up to 10 per cent urban waste sent to landfills. The first objective is to recover material and to do this we need a boost to the circular economy that passes from the expansion of existing plants and the construction of new ones, where the country does not have them..

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