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5 ways to take your city’s zero waste journey to the next level – A conversation with Gabriele Folli

November 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MiZA Webinar 23.11.2021

Located in Northern Italy, in the region of Emilia Romagna – one of the top waste producers among Italian regions – the city of Parma, with almost 200.000 inhabitants, is a vivid example of a successful transition from traditional waste to resource management and zero waste implementation.

Starting from a separate collection system of around 45% and a high rate in terms of waste generation, in just 4 years, the City Council, alongside its citizens, achieved significant results:

  • Total waste generation reduced by 15%
  • Separate collection from 48.5% to 81%
  • Residual waste rate decreased by 58%
  • Reduction in the waste bill for citizens
  • Increase in the number of jobs connected to waste management.

Gabriele Folli, at the time appointed Deputy Mayor for the Environment and Mobility in the Municipality of Parma, took part in Parma’s transition, focusing his mandate on the implementation of a waste collection system based on zero waste principles, a kerbside separate collection and pay-as-you-throw billing systems in the whole community.

During this 0ne-hour free webinar, we will be sitting down with Gabriele to talk about what actions had been put in place in Parma and what strategies are currently carried out to boost Parma’s transition, offering 5 useful tips on how to bring your city’s zero waste journey to the next level.

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn:

  • 5 key solutions to accelerate your city’s circular transition;
  • How a city with almost 200.000 inhabitants, like Parma, managed to completely change its waste collection system in less than 5 years, reaching 80% separate collection rate;
  • The main successful zero waste strategies currently in place in Parma, as well as their main challenges and how they have overcome them.

Participants will get an opportunity to ask questions to the speaker during the webinar.

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November 23, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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