Study tour

Milan and Capannori, Italy

9th December 2019 - 11th December 2019

Zero Waste Europe will be conducting another Study Tour in two European frontrunning municipalities in Italy.

Visit these success stories for sustainable management of waste: the municipality of Milan and the birthplace of the Zero Waste movement in Europe, Capannori.

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 Capannori was the first municipality in Europe to declare its commitment to become zero waste in 2007 and now implements a low-cost but highly effective system, with separate collection rates of 82% and residual waste at 60 kgs/person a year and dwindling.

Get hands on experience on what is required to deliver highly effective separate collection and recycling systems.

Receive expert advice and training on how Zero Waste strategies are being implemented on the ground, learnings that you can take back with you and apply in your local context.

Learn how to implement a Zero Waste municipality plan 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.

We’ll be convening a group of experts and practitioners for a packed 3-day schedule where you’ll be able to get first-hand experience of world-leading waste management and separate collection systems.

Across the 3 days, participants will visit several sites and meet with the leaders who have been behind implementing these pioneering initiatives. This Study Tour will also excitingly include a workshop by Zero Waste Europe that will introduce participants to the key components of local municipality Zero Waste Plan, helping to build your capacity on how to implement such a strategy and what tools you will need at your disposal to do so.

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Zero Waste Study Tour Programme

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