Landfill mining as a practice to revalue brownfield sites and to enable the recovery of various materials.
In recent years, the world has witnessed several traumatic events that have affected our lives and some sectors of the economy. During these events, it has also been difficult to find many raw materials, which are now imported and depend on foreign countries.
This is why, since the 1990s, thought has been given to a way to overcome this critical situation. Several countries have now embraced the phenomenon of ‘landfill mining’ for years. Basically, it is a process of recovering materials and resources from landfills, which are recycled through specific treatment and machinery, with multiple implications for the environment and the use of renewable energy sources.
In particular, the EU financed a project in the province of Caserta, for which €24 million was allocated, and of which €15 million came from the ‘Development and Cohesion Fund’, the EU’s plan for the promotion of the environment and the development of transport infrastructure.
“Environmental recovery with new volume recovery through landfill mining applied in the disused landfills of Maruzzella 1 and 2 and San Tammaro” is the name of the project protagonist of the new episode of the podcast “EU with YOU”: https://podcast.areanews24.it/podcast/areanews-eufactor.htm
“EU with YOU” is Eu Factor Next’s podcast realised by Raduni, the Association of Italian University Radio Operators, to tell citizens at first hand how European funds are spent. In each episode the podcast will tell the story of a project funded by the European Union and its Cohesion Policy on the national territory.