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Succesful Zero Waste event in Rome

Successful Rome Zero Waste Campaign

Organized by Lazio Zero Waste with the support of the Italian Zero Waste Network

Last weekend, the Apostolic Square in Rome was crowded with more than 3,000 people. They demanded the "Polverini Local Plan" zero-waste alternative instead of reducing, reusing, composting and recycling, but hoping to dispose of most of the garbage.

The alternative plan proposed by citizens puts separate collection at the center of the policy; recycling and composting what cannot be prevented or reduced, instead of resorting to large landfills and incinerators to dispose of the remaining waste (10% to 12% of the total) ), it recommends that these wastes be studied and cold treated and stored in landfills before they are bio-stabilized.

The zero-waste demonstration requires not to replace the now closed Malagrota landfill with new large landfills elsewhere in the province of Lazio. On the contrary, the city government of Rome, which represents 5/6 of the total amount of municipal waste generated in the Lazio region, should implement door-to-door separation and collection, combined with a system of reuse, repair and recycling centers.

The Italian Zero Waste Network requires immediate replacement of those responsible for this mismanagement, restoration of democratic logic, and bringing power back to local communities and institutions.

The Italian Zero Waste Network will return to Rome on December 3 to continue to advance these goals with the local zero waste organization. On this occasion, people from Paul Connett, an international zero waste speaker, will attend.

On behalf of the Italian Zero Waste Network Rossano Ercolini

The alternatives proposed by the citizens will be collected separately and placed at the center of the policy

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