Will the new Eco-districts in Rome solve garbage emergency?
The Roman mayor and assessor presented the capital’s future plans to solve waste sorting and recycling problems
23 giugno, 2015
It’s been quite a long time since in Rome people talk about “Eco-districts”, structures meant to manage waste cycle inside the Lazio Region.
On June 18th mayor Ignazio Marino and Ama president Daniele Fortine came back to this issues and remarked that together with the accomplishment of the new sorted waste collection, by 2015 the proper street sweeping and the opening of the first Eco-district will take place.
TBut that's not all. “One thousand itineraries have been planned for the sweeping, with more than 850 cleaning and washing services per week – Estella Marino, Rome Environment assessor declared – By next fall, before the Extraordinary Jubilee will begin, 10 thousand new garbage bins will be located, most of all in the suburbs areas. The waste collect, cleaning and sweeping services throughout the city will be reinforced. The Ama plants, already opened 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, are ready to install cameras in some sensible points in order to prevent and discourage abusive landfill”.
Rome’s mayor admitted that these objectives are very ambitious and that it will probably be necessary to manage a service landfill until the accomplishment of the Eco-districts and the until recycling won’t be reinforced. “We chose the San Francisco model for recycling, and we did so with the 2030 year in mind, when all the incinerators will have to be switched off. Inside this system we are certainly going to need a service landfill, when you sort paper, for example. We intend to build the Eco-districts and then we will open up a debate in the city on where to place this residual service landfill”.