Recycling materials

With the Ronchi decree, separate waste collection was started in the Italian homes, and has now become part of our daily activities, and the small yet big contribution that we can give to the environment. Separate waste collection is the process in which domestic separation of waste is carried out with the aim of re-addressing, upstream, the various types of waste that are present in our homes and to optimize management of the same.
MSW materials that are collected separately often consist of the packaging of products we have purchased such as: paper, glass, plastic, aluminium, wood, humid or organic fraction, electronic waste (WEEE- waste electrical and electronic equipment) and bulky waste. According to the last report  by ISPRA, separate waste collection amounted to 14 million tons in 2015 (47.5 % of the total), and the organic fraction was predominant (43.3% of the total), followed by paper (22.5%), glass (12.5%), plastic (8.4%), wood (5%), bulky (3.5%), metals (1.9%), waste electrical and electronic equipment  (1.6%), textiles (0.9%), other (0.6%).

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