Study tour on effective foodwaste recycling
Collection of food and garden waste in urban areas and in suburbs areas, recovery in Biogas (AD) and recycling into Compost and organic fertilizers
Program (1st version) and Inscription form are attached!
Date: 22-23 September 2015 (24 sept EXPO 2015 visit).
Location: Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Organisation: CIC – Italian Composting and Biogas Association & ECN European Composting Network & Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza
Separate collection of food waste has more than 20 years of experience in Italy. Many Cities are now running separate collection schemes by using compostable liners, mainly made of bioplastics. Food waste is collected both at large producers (i.e. the Ho.Re.Ca. sector) and at households, including also families living in high-rise buildings and flats. In some cities and areas the density of inhabitants, served be separate collections, exceeding 7000 persons/sqkm. Both composting and AD are standard facilities for food waste recycling in Italy and CIC has established a National Quality Assurance Scheme for composting plant, actually certifying more than 30% of the Italian Compost Production.
Content and visits
- Guided technical tour on separate collection in Milan City and suburbs
- Visit of a large Composting and AD plant accepting food waste collected with compostable biobags
- Workshop with CIC focusing on current situation about biowaste management in Italy and quality surveying of foodwaste applied in Milan City
- The Workshop will be at EXPO2015 exhibition
Tuesday 22 Sept 2015
Wednesday 23 Sept 2015
Thursday 24 Sept 2015 (EXPO 2015, www.expo2015.org )
The Study tour will depart from and end in Milan City
How to reach Milan:
By Air: airports: Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate (City Airport), Milano Bergamo
By Train: Milano Centrale (connected with High-Speed trains from Rome, Florence, Venice, Turin, Bologna)