Paper and cardboard are those materials more frequent in the recyclables fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW). Both paper and cardboard are easily and conveniently recycled in order to produce new material. In Italy, there is Comieco, which is the National Consortium for Recovery and Recycling of cellulosic-based packaging. The main aim of Comieco’s is recycling and recovery of packaging of cellulosic origin. The members of the Consortium Comieco are manufacturers, importers and processors of materials and board packaging. In 2014, each Italian has collected on the average slightly less than 52 kg of paper and cardboard. The performance of citizens on the Center and in the Northern Italy are quite similar since several years, with a per capita collection of around 63 kg per capita per year. People in Southern Italy collect lesser quantity of paper and cardboard, with an average value of 29.9 kg/capita/year during 2014. In 2007, in Southern Italy, in order to join, support and reward those Municipalities that had reached excellent results in the collection of paper and cardboard, Comieco founded the Club “EcoChampions Municipalities in paper and cardboard (‘Comuni EcoCampioni in carta e cartone’, in Italian). On August 2015, 66 were the EcoChampions Municipalities in the Campania Region of Southern Italy, corresponding to a population of more than 950,000 inhabitants, with an average per capita production of paper and cardboard equal to 26.85 kg/capita/year (http://comuniecocampioni.org). This study is focused on 21 EcoChampions Municipalities of the Campania Region with the main aim of comparing their performances as well as to evaluate their potential in terms of recovery of paper and cardboard from the unsorted residual municipal waste, in an urban mining perspective.
|Titolo:||POTENTIAL RECOVERY OF PAPER AND CARDBOARD FROM URBAN RESIDUAL WASTE: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF MUNICIPALITIES IN SOUTHERN ITALY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributi in Atti di convegno|