Circular economy: economic impacts of higher material recycling targets

The circular economy requires well-functioning waste management systems. In this regards, packaging waste management (PWM) plays a key role. The Italian PWM system bases on a consortium with operate in compliance with the extended producer responsibility. The key financial mechanism ruling the functioning of the system is the so-called environment contribution. This paper draws up […]

Municipal solid waste collection service in Italy: efficiency analysis and a proposal for regulation

Authors Massimo Beccarello, Giacomo Di Foggia Abstract In Italy, costs related to the waste collection and disposal service are financed by the tax on waste (TARI). Nevertheless, the lack of an organic and centralised regulatory framework has determined heterogeneous economic performances of operators within different optimal territorial contexts (ATO). This analysis aims to estimate both […]

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