This municipality (population of 73,000 people) signed a contract in August 2016.
As for the UK, even in Italy each municipality can operate its own collection scheme with different standards and colour codes. It can be confusing for residents to try and figure out which bin to use and when.
Also, many Local Authorities levy fines if waste is not sorted correctly.
After one year, the results were:
- 14130 Users
- 182,973 barcode queries
- 19,603 collection points queries
- 8,255 new products added to the database
In just nine months, the platform helped increase quality and recycling rates that shifted from 44% (August 2016) to 71% (end of March 2017) with a lower contamination per bin.