Waste Management Specialist Ltd., Italy
Title: Waste sorting, How to use a usage-pricing model for disposing of municipal solid waste to change the habits of town citizens, increase the recycling percentage and decrease the total waste production.
Stefano Ambrosini is an Industrial engineer specialized in Waste Management & IT. CEO of Waste Management Specialist Ltd. Town councilor of Gardone Riviera municipality from 2009 (3nd mandate). His background studies are in Information Technology (ITIS Benedetto Castelli – Brescia), International Politics - Scandinavian Government & Politics University of Oslo (Norway) and Russian Foreign Policy (MGIMO – Moscow – Russian Federation).
Pay as you throw (PAYT) is a usage-pricing model for disposing of municipal solid waste. Users are charged a rate based on how much waste they present for collection to the municipality or local authority. Waste is measured by weight or size while units are identified using different types of bags, tags, containers or even RFID. Services for waste diversion, like recycling and composting, are often provided free of charge where pay-as-you-throw systems are implemented. The system is based by a waste collection door by door (kerbside) with 5 streams (food waste, plastic packaging and metals, glass, paper and cardboard and unsorted waste). The results after the introduction of the combined system (door by door collection and PAYT) are almost immediate (3/4 weeks from the start of the system). The secret of the system is the "Invisible Hand" effect generated by the combination of the available volume reduction for the undifferentiated fraction conferring and the creation of a personal saving potential of each individual user.
- Recycling Basics
- Rubber & Plastic Recycling Technology
- Agriculture & Food Waste Recycling
- Chemical & Industrial Waste Recycling
- Solid Waste Management
- E-Wastes Recycling and Management
- Effect of 3Rs on Climate Change
- Renewable Waste Management
- Waste to Energy
- Petrochemical and Oil Recycling
- Recycling Business