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  • 'Waste-eating robot' could help reduce biowaste mountain  

    30/06/14

    'Waste-eating robot' could help reduce biowaste mountain  
    An Italian project supported by the European Union's LIFE+ programme is exploring an innovative solution to a problem that all municipal authorities face: biodegradeable waste. The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) requires EU countries to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste that they landfill to 35% of 1995 levels by 2016 (for some countries by 2020), but management of this waste - especially food waste - remains a huge problem, especially where a high proportion of biodegradeable waste is sent to landfill.

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  • Italian network puts eco-innovators on the international map

    22/04/14

    Italian network puts eco-innovators on the international map
    Italy Cleantech Network is a project launched in 2013 by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea that helps to give clean tech SMEs and start-ups access to the international market. Among the Network’s 71 participants are those from the biofuels and biochemical sectors to those in recycling and waste.

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  • Milan: lessons in congestion charging

    08/07/13

    Milan: lessons in congestion charging
    A congestion charging scheme in the northern Italian city of Milan has reduced traffic and the associated air pollution in the centre of the city – but has also demonstrated the need to obtain public acceptance for such a scheme, and for transparency in relation to revenues raised from the congestion charge.

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    • Energy efficiency
    • Italy
  • Boosting the environmental return on glass recycling

    15/04/10

    Boosting the environmental return on glass recycling
    The MEIGLASS Life project developed an innovative process for recovering greater amounts of quality glass from broken or waste glass returned for recycling with less energy use.

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    • Recycling,
    • Waste
    • Italy
  • Hydraulic separator may hold key to better plastics recycling

    06/01/09

    Hydraulic separator may hold key to better plastics recycling
    The recycling of plastics has been hampered in the past by sorting difficulties, but with the advent of the Multidune hydraulic separator, a solution may have finally been found.

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    • Recycling
    • Italy