Waste

Waste

In Europe the pollution produced by a inappropriate management of waste recycle processes, and particularly to the treatment and disposal ones, it is a very important area for civil society and institutions. Therefore the European Union strategic approach in this field it is aimed at valuing waste as resource rather than a pollutant, which requires better management and utilisation. The new 2020 Strategy objective is to envisage an European Union close to a ‘recycling society aimed at avoiding waste production and which in any case uses it as a resource”. Italy has adpted the National Framework for the waste prevention (D.Dir. Min. 07/10/2013) which establishes the following prevention objectives to be achieved by 2020: 5% reduction of urban waste production per unit of GDP; 10% reduction of special and hazardous waste production per unit of GDP; 5% reduction of waste production of special non hazardous water per unit of GDP.

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The P.R.I.M.E project had the objective of defining an Integrated Management System of beached posidonia  residues capable of combining the environmental protection needs of the marine and coastal ecosystem with the management of biomass waste and their potential reuse in agriculture. The phenomenon of posidonia residues stranding has always been perceived as a problem that creates inconvenience for citizens, swimmers, managers of bathing...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In 2011 around 252 million tonnes of municipal waste were produced in the European Union, that is 502 kg per inhabitant, a very high, but fortunately decreasing number, while the quantity of packaging waste increased both in Europe and in Italy. The NO WASTE project, implemented by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia in partnership with the Municipality of Trento, Ambiente Italia, Coop Consumatori del Nordest and the Reggio nel Mondo association, aimed to...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Preserving the quality of the marine environment and coastal areas through the integrated management of the sediments generated by the dredging activities of small ports. The COAST BEST project focused on testing actions to be taken to promote the use of sediment fractions generated by dredging through an integrated system that includes beach nourishment, reconstruction of morphological profiles as well as other industrial applications. The project was aimed at...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Disposal of vehicles in the European Union generates, every year, between 7 and 8 million tons of waste, which must be properly managed. The management of this waste is regulated by the European Directive 2000/53/ EC, modified by the EU Directive 2017/2096, which sets the ambitious goal of recovery and reuse of 95% of the material emerging from the treatment of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). Nowadays, the recycling of the materials that make up the car tanks (HDPE...