The Working Group for the Collection is formed by Prof.Francesco Di Maria, who is the responsible for Dipartimento di Ingegneria, by Ing.Luciano Sisani, who is the responsible for the Trasimeno Servizi Ambientali (TSA) s.p.a. and other collaborators both of Dipartimento di Ingegneria and TSA.
In the solid waste sector, the Disorder (Entropy), with which the waste is returned/given, represents one of the main problems that hinders the possibility of increasing the level of recyclable materials. The mix of different materials makes it difficult to recycle them, instead from waste fluxes divided by category, product group, materials’ homogeneity it is possible to pursue good recycling actions.
The Working Group for the Collection is aimed at to increase the quantity and the quality of collected materials from the citizens and also to intercept some specific types of waste that, although conferred in small quantities, are a valuable source of raw materials.
For this aim they were be implemented, among the population, both traditional activities of divulgation, involvement and diffusion, and innovative activities based on the use of waste traceability systems will be activated. In Panicale municipality, that is the pilot area for the experimental activities about collection, flexible bags and containers identified with the project's logo and equipped with recognition systems will be distributed. These recognition systems will allow TSA operators to know who is the producer, the waste type and the number of contributions. In this way it's possible to empower citizens, to correct any non-compliant contributions and charge more adeguate.
The Working Group for the Collection is performing also an another important action through the "Ricimobile", that is a mobile collection point to meet the citizens and to intercept some strategic waste fluxes such:
Used vegetable oil. This flux is rather marginal if compared with the total amount of waste produced, but it could cause considerable damages to the environment. By contrast, the good management of this flux could lead to considerable advantages because, for example, it could be exploited to produce renewable fuels with all the related advantages.
The WEEE. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are the object of particular attention by the European Commission because they are an important source of valuable raw materials (gold, silver, platinum), expensive raw materials (copper and aluminum) and rare raw materials (rare soils), but they also represent a potential danger for the environment. These raw materials are necessary for the European industries and the Italian industries, in particular for the industries that produce goods with high technological content. However, Europe greatly depends on foreign countries for these materials that are more and more required by the so called emerging economies.
The interception of these fluxes aimed at the extraction of these specific raw materials is not only a question about the environment and the reduction of consumption of resources, but also a strategic question to ensure "sound" and stable supplies for the western production system.
For the interception of these fluxes the specialization level of ecological stations network that are on the territory will be enhanced, department stores groups will be involved and selective collection activities will be started. In this last activity the aim is to help citizens in order to facilitate their contribution.
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