Zero Waste Europe Study Tour: Milan & Treviso

Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is organising its first Study Tour in three years. This time we will be returning to Italy, which is the birthplace of the European zero waste movement.

Visit two of Europe’s front-running schemes for sustainable management of waste: the city of Milan and the Treviso region. They are home to the waste management company Contarina, a long-time zero waste champion. Contarina is responsible for 49 municipalities covering 554,000 inhabitants.

During this study tour, you’ll discover innovative and world-leading waste management and prevention projects. Milan currently implements a 65% separate collection system in a city totalling 1.4 million inhabitants, with an extra 600,000 daily commuters. Whilst the waste management company Contarina achieves a recycling rates of 85% whilst producing just 58kgs of residual waste per capita.

What you can expect

  • Get hands-on experience on what is required to deliver highly effective separate collection and recycling systems at the local level. Additionally, you’ll experience what effective reuse policies look like in both urban and rural areas.
  • Receive expert advice and training on how kerbside schemes, waste reduction programmes and zero waste strategies get implemented on the ground. You can take these learnings back home and apply in your local context.
  • Learn how to implement our zero waste cities model and the benefits it can bring to your municipality through a workshop delivered by Zero Waste Europe staff.
  • Connect with experts, officials and colleagues from across Europe to share experiences and form new ideas.

Check the full programme and practical details here.

ZWE’s study tours are a series of high level events aiming to help municipalities, waste professionals and community leaders to hear first hand experience about the best practices of Zero Waste.

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