A growing 2021 for Puglia for the separate collection of paper and cardboard. This is confirmed by the 27th Annual Report on the separate collection and recycling of paper and cardboard in Italy edited by Comieco, the National Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Cellulose-based Packaging: as reported by the Ansa Agency, over 206 thousand tons of cellulosic materials are collected last year, with an increase of almost 6,000 tons compared to 2020 (+ 3%).
“Puglia continues to be a guarantee for separate waste collection and respect for the environment by fully participating in the growth of the whole of the South – comments Carlo Montalbetti, CEO of Comieco -. However, there are margins to increase the already good results achieved: every In fact, Apulian differentiated 52.5 kg of paper and cardboard during 2021, a figure still far from the national average (60.8 kg / inhabitant-year). The level of interception of paper and cardboard collection can also be improved compared to the total. of the urban waste produced which slightly exceeds 11%, despite cases of excellence such as Bari and Lecce which amounted to over 14%, in line with data from Northern Italy “. In Puglia in 2021 Comieco directly managed 156,685 tons of paper and cardboard, equal to 76% of the total collection. The 243 participating municipalities were paid fees of over 13 million euros.