It is called Ecomondo and is the main event dedicated Green economy and to Circular economy (the economy linked to material recycling) in the euro area in the Mediterranean.
It represents an interesting observatory on the development of environmental technology. And on the stairs we have been able to do to avoid poisoning us.
It turns out that Italy is the leader in Europe in industrial recycling: Recycling 47 million tonnes of waste, saving energy for 17 million tonnes of oil.
And we also find a study of European Commissionaccording to which a better design of the products and the reuse of waste is sufficient to generate the next few years: 30% reduction in raw material consumption, greenhouse gas halve emissions, 5% GDP growth, creating over 1 million jobs.
Ecomondo has also indirectly doubts: in the province of Frosinone we lack a good opportunity. And waste a well of money.
This is the case with organic waste: leftovers of our kitchen. We have been forced to remove them from the province for a few months as the Saf factory can no longer work in accordance with the new rules. The machines must be changed, the bike must be restructured.
We spend a lot of money that we will pay in the next bills with the tax on waste. Instead, says Ecomondo, we have the ability to keep the waste and work at home: with small plants in the country we can work with remains of a few thousand families.
Nothing exceptional: it acts as a digestive system, fermentation gases are refined and converted into methane.
Where is the news? In size Before a plant of this type, being comfortable had to work a lot of waste every day. Which required large structures.
Today there is the opportunity to make very small. With the condition that we do not want to do business. But to use them for the economy of the country or a small group of countries that come together.
What does this mean? First, it was necessary to create a factory and work on the remains of an entire province, then pump the gas into the national energy network and make money. Today, there is a plant where 5 or 6 people work to treat residues of 4 or 5 medium-sized countries, using the methane for schools in these municipalities, for public buildings, for a few factories at most. But it must be willing to buy clean energy produced by the city.
The challenge is just that. The small size: to prevent large speculations coming, with a system too large to remove waste from the outside.
Regional funds had been budgeted. It was considered a city composer: Ecomondo says it's not too small. Little yes but you do not do business. Exactly what should be the municipalities mission.