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Management of organics, A Fundamental Pillar For Zero Waste Success' - Focus of Next International Training

Organics management, the basic pillar of zero waste success"-the focus of the next international training


One of the pillars of zero waste is the source separation of organic matter-this is the only way to obtain clean, high-quality compost. The most successful experience in the zero waste network is that where the separation collection rate reaches more than 80%, such as Capannori, Hernani or Contarina, the source separation of organic waste has been implemented to ensure the maximization of this material and avoid other waste streams. In pollution. In addition, more and more zero-waste cities are collecting biological waste and other waste parts separately, and have achieved high recycling rates and job creation.

In this way, the source separation of organic waste provides the greatest potential for increasing recycling rates, reducing waste entering landfills and incinerators, and providing a good source of nutrients that can be brought back to the soil through compost. Or, organic waste is an untapped energy source that can be used to generate biogas through anaerobic digestion technology.

In any case, organic waste accounts for 30% to 40% of our European household waste, so solving the collection and treatment of organic waste is the key to ensuring that the zero waste strategy is financially and environmentally feasible. In addition, the trend to maximize the recycling of biological waste is becoming more and more obvious, as confirmed by the European Resource Efficient Roadmap (2013) and Circular Economy Newsletter (2014). The new EU recycling targets will-directly or indirectly-mandate the separate collection of biological waste in order to achieve the ambitious benchmark set by the EU in 2030.

How should we implement a successful organic waste management system?

MSW organic management is an important part of sustainable resource management, and all European cities need to keep up with this. However, municipalities may face many questions about how to implement a user-friendly, efficient, and economically feasible system. Whether it is a city, a town or a village; whether the population density is high or low; whether the residents live in row houses or high-rise buildings... All these situations need to be considered when designing a solid organic waste management system.

Fortunately, after decades of experience and comprehensive practice in the field of organic waste collection and treatment, today it is possible to evaluate any specific situation and design a system to capture most of the organic waste present in MSW and ensure high-quality output, saving the community Cost and bring nutrients back to the soil.

In order to promote the development of a well-designed and efficient organic waste management system, the European Zero Waste Organization organized the first international training course on organic matter management. This hands-on, high-profile course will provide waste managers, policymakers and activists with all the necessary tools to design and implement cost-effective, high-quality biological waste management plans.

The course will be taught by Dr. Marco Ricci, Dr. Enzo Favoino and Dr. Alberto Confalonieri of Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza, all pioneers in the separate collection and treatment of organic waste in Italy and Europe. In addition, this will be an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with the European Zero Waste Organization and participate in strategic discussions and vision development.

Register now for the International Bio-Waste Management Training Course-Donosti, held from October 13th to 15th.

Looking forward to seeing you in Donosti!

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