This is confirmed. Italy has just signed a decree named End-of-Waste ("End of Waste") for recycling of sanitary towels, diapers, and components of layers. Until then, the secondary raw materials (materials derived from waste can be used as if they were virgin raw materials) that were derived were considered to be waste that is not recyclable. In the north-east of Italy, a factory that already possessed the technology of transformation, but there is no law to permit it to be used.
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The Italian minister of the Environment, Sergio Costa, was signed last may 15 this decree is highly anticipated in the country, as stated in La Repubblica. It shall enter into force upon its publication in the official Journal. According to the minister, this ratification will "not incinerate or dispose of more than 900,000 tonnes of waste per year". The Italian daily added that now these recycled products will be considered as real secondary raw materials, which should prevent them from going to landfill in the same position that the waste is not differentiated.
Near Treviso, in the north-east of Italy, the factory Fater Smart, belonging to the group Fater SpA, which sells the brands Pampers and Tampax, is the first in the world to have developed this technology. It is able to clean up and separate the different components of the layers used to then transform raw primary secondary and so do the other products: clothespins, industrial packaging or submarine cables. However, the legal vacuum surrounding this method prevented any marketing. The factory was not working, therefore, that 15% of its capacity. Now, she will be able to run at full speed, reports La Repubblica . According to the Italian minister, this decree will make it "take off industry entirely Italian", but also to combine the recycling and the problems associated with the disposal of waste, as well as allow for the creation of a "large number of jobs."
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The municipalities must now arrange for the separate collection of layers, but according to the daily, already 12 million Italians can give these wastes in special trays. The minister also says that this is only a first step prior to other signatures of decrees on waste-related, this time, to the recovery of tyres, paper and cardboard, plastics, mixed waste and construction and demolition. "It is of appropriate measures to ensure a sustainable future and a circular economy combining employment and protection of the environment, through the full implementation of the waste hierarchy established by the european Union," concluded Sergio Costa.Date Of Update: 26 Mayıs 2019, 00:00