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!

Study tour foodwaste Milano 2015

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, )



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)


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Inscription form 2015.pdf 536 Kb

Study tour CIC 2015 Programme 2015 0626.pdf 506 Kb

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