Waste management in Capannori District – Zero waste in 2020 (Italy)

Zero Waste is a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of practical tools seeking to eliminate waste, through its good management. The Zero Waste project was adopted by Capannori (Lucca – Tuscany) taking inspiration from the strategy from European Directive 2008/98/CE on Waste Management. The Capannori municipality has as main objective zero production of solid wastes in 2020. To accomplish this objective, the municipality is trying to:  reduce the quantity of waste produced; enhance the reuse of materials; enhance recycling processes involving the entire population; make agreement with regional industries to develop technologies useful to design common products to be completely recyclable (for example, shoes).


Place / Location Italy
Capannori District
Commencement Date 2008
Duration Ongoing
Theme Prevention, Awareness
Type of Initiative Policy/Regulation Implementation, Economic and Market Based Instruments
Initiated by Municipality of Capannori (Tuscany)
Involved Stakeholders Consumers and producers
Funding/Financial Support No
Success Rate Very Successful
Case Study prepared by Maria Panattoni, contact point of Capannori Municipality m.panattoni@comune.capannori.lu.it 
Submitted by Provincia di Teramo
Luigi Alcaro 

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