Firms' participation proves that Italian businesses have appreciated the need to make industrial production and consumption compatible with environmental concerns, according to Conai. Furthermore, it says, the data show that an integrated differentiated refuse collection and recycling system has now been established and the dumping mentality has been superseded.
Conai and the association of Italian municipalities ANCI have reached an agreement according to which local administrations will receive some euros 135m in 2000 towards differentiated collection and recycling of the principal packaging materials (ENDS Daily 25 February). These include steel and aluminium, cellulose, paper, wood, plastic and glass. The value of materials that will be recycled instead of being dumped should double the value of the agreement to local authorities this year.
Conai, tel: +39 02 760 541.
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