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Zero Waste Case Study: The Story of Sardinia

Published in 2017 by
  • Zero Waste Europe (Civil society)

Type of document: Best practices, case studies

Sardinia was until 2003 in the rearguard of Italy and Europe in terms of waste management. With a separate collection rate of 3.8%, this popular tourist island used to send all the remaining waste to landfills and incineration. However, a strategy based on the promotion of separate collection with particular attention to bio-waste, and a carefully designed system of incentives in combination with several municipalities championing the transition towards zero waste, is delivering results. In 2016