The agricultural plastic waste (APW) currently represent a heavy burden for the agricultural ecosystem, particularly in Mediterranean regions where agricultural production is intensive. The high costs of managing this waste for farmers and public authorities, together with the technical difficulties for the recycling of certain wastes of agriculture and the non-uniform legislation between EU countries lead to the spread of unacceptable practices of disposal. On the other hand, the plastic waste could be recycled into new raw material or eventually used for the production of energy.
The goal of the project is the recognition of the potential for economic development related to the proper management and use of plastic waste.
The partners capitalize on the results of previous projects and best practices in the field of agricultural plastics and develop a specific know how about the collection, treatment and reuse of agricultural plastic waste (APW) as a result of a specific scientific research and experimentation. The collaboration between partners, and other public and private actors also aims to lead to the establishment of new local agreements, technical solutions and regional strategic plans to optimize the management cycle of agricultural plastic waste. This collaboration will ensure both the definition of viable solutions and a widespread knowledge and understanding through a shared governance.
In particular the partnership will test a more efficient system for the collection of agricultural plastic waste in a temporary new station created on purpose.