12th international experts’ conference
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THE WASTE AND RECYCLING INDUSTRY
GOALS, TARGETS, AND LIMITS
OCTOBER 3 – 4, 2022
HOTEL PATRIA ****, ŠTRBSKÉ PLESO, HIGH TATRAS, SLOVAKIA
Ing. Luca Torresan
General Manager Sales & Marketing
Sartori Ambiente Srl
Smarter Bio-waste diversion and collection, turning 2023 goals into opportunities.
Inteligentné riešenia pre vyčlenenie a zber bio-odpadu a ako záväzné ciele roku 2023 premeniť na príležitosti.
Across the European Union, somewhere like 130 million tons of bio-waste arise annually, of which currently only about 40% is effectively recycled into high-quality compost or digestate. There is a lot to do considering that with a share of 34 %, bio-waste is the largest single component of municipal waste and recycling it’s not only an obligation by the end of 2023 but also is key for meeting the EU target to recycle 65 % of municipal waste by 2035.
To enable bio-waste to be used as a source of biogas and high-quality soil improver, it needs to be collected separately at source while keeping impurity levels low.
There are substantial differences in terms of performances between one country and another, even between cities close to each other largely due to the introduction of different collection models, technologies and in many cases PAYT. It should not be forgotten that a high interception of the organic fraction maximizes the input to the treatment plants, in particular AD type, ensuring business continuity and return of investment in the medium term.
The presentation will address some key aspects that affect the quantity and quality of organic waste collected by introducing the latest IoT (Internet of Things) technologies for monitoring and controlling collection operations as well as for easy communication with the citizen who I personally put in first place in the value chain.
Environmental Engineer, Circular Economy enthusiast and active ISWA member he has working in the field of waste management since 2007. Has experienced the development and spread of waste reduction and separation practices, both in Italy and internationally.
With over ten years of experience in managing national and worldwide partners, developing projects and driving the model growth, his background has particular emphasis on exporting and re-modelling the Italian model of separate collection of bio-waste.
Since 1996 Sartori Ambiente has been developing advanced systems for sorting waste at the source andtechnologies for improving the efficiency of separate waste collection and monitoring waste disposal.
In particular, the company is a leading supplier of efficient solutions and offers a wide range of space-saving containers with high loading capacity, which are easy to empty and have an attractive design.
Such features have significantly contributed to the success of targeted waste collection campaigns in more than 40 countries worldwide. Sartori Ambiente has been the first to introduce UHF RFID container identification and GPS positioning systems in Italy and, nowadays, operates more than 3,400 monitoring systems across the country, which process more than 25 million readings a year, providing customers with control over on-site operations and introducing the pay-as-you throw fee (PAYT).