Let’s overcome fears and look at the benefits of waste-to-energy plant

Azuleni: “Waste should become a wealth for society, not a burden”


“Mayor Gualtieri now appears to be listening and fully engaging our proposals. Our provocation is certainly a provocation, but we believe that what we have been proposing for nearly 4 years is the best solution to shutting down the waste cycle. This has also been confirmed by members of the Capitoline City Council, and as we have suggested several Times, we must begin to establish a specific policy on the valorization of waste, which can become a wealth for the territory and for the families who live there.” This was stated by Orazio Azzolini, president of the Energie Club of Fiumicino.

“After the announcements regarding the future construction of the waste-to-energy plant – go on – The mayor of the Eternal City has reduced the Waste Tax (TARI) by about 6.5% for non-local users and by about 4% for local users, declaring that with the start-up of the energy recovery system, the system itself will drop another 20% or so.”

“To the above – Azulini repeats – The savings that families will have in their bills will certainly be added to their bills thanks to the supply from the waste refining plant, electricity and thermal energy, not forgetting the positive effects on the environment (waste-to-energy plant with energy recovery contained in non-differential waste, allows significant savings to non-renewable sources such as oil coal and its equivalent).

“In this context, the Fiumicino waste cycle would be well suitedfact – pointing to – With one of the highest percentages of waste collection separately, as confirmed annually by Legambiente. The next step, in order to autonomy and reduce billing costs and waste tax costs, It is the proper disposal of waste while at the same time producing energy, heat and recycled materials. In 2019, the mayor explained that the new waste collection plan of the municipality of Fiumicino will soon begin with some innovations, among which is the arrival of a “set tariff” (Bags with a chip for collecting dry sludge, about 52 bags per family), but the same can easily be dealt with as in the cities of Parma, Turin and Piacenza, where the cost falls directly on the quantity generated by each user.”

“In recent years, we have met and talked with many people who presented their point of view (for and against), participated in meetings and conferences and studied many relationships, always arriving at the same answer: Waste should become a society’s wealth, not a burden. So why are you still afraid of such a plant? The answer is always “the pollution it causes, especially dioxin emissions”. But this connection is wrongTake for example the city of Lahti, Finland, which was awarded in 2021 as the “Green Capital” thanks to its air quality, waste management, green growth and environmental innovations. Still, there is a waste-to-energy plant. For a better future, we must talk about the positives that the waste-to-energy plant brings to the region and try to overcome the fears” Orazio Azzolini, president of the Energie Club of Fiumicino concludes.

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