Andria, 22-23 April 2015: 3rd meeting report

Andria, 22-23 April 2015: 3rd meeting report

Another important step was taken during the meeting held in Andria, on 22-23 April 2015: main results go from the presentation of the work done by the University of Bari regarding the analysis and territorial localization of the plastic waste produced in agriculture in the provincial territory of Barletta-Andria-Trani (IT). The estimation of the quantities produced , obtained on the basis of the use of soil and on the literature, completed by a targeted survey on a sample of farmers, is illustrated in a set of maps. Same work has been done by the Greek colleagues who have presented the results of a detailed analysis of the typologies and quantities of plastics produced in the Prefecture of Ileia: in the next weeks the work will be completed collaborating with the University of Bari.

Another interesting result has been the illustration by the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani of the hypothesis resulting from a long and complex study of the possible solutions to pilot test a service of collection and management of plastic waste. Strictly connected to this, IFOA has presented the findings of the analysis of the experiences realized in the same territory, resulting from a series of meetings with all the Municipalities of the province. In the same way, the Municipality of Ilida (GR) has explained a possible idea of service in its own territory.

All presentations submitted during the meeting are available in this website, under the section Products.

The next and last meeting will be held in Greece, likely in the month of September 2015.