Naples, a region with important biomass production activities and a strong food supply chain

Napoli, una regione con importanti attività di produzione di biomasse e una forte filiera alimentare

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The Biocircularcities project will help the Metropolitan City of Naples, one of the three pilot territories, to improve its current waste management system taking into consideration its specificities: being a region encompassing urban, agricultural and industrial areas with important biomass production activities and an important food supply chain.

Indeed, the Metropolitan City of Naples is an area where biowaste processing capacity is currently insufficient to treat the total amount generated. Municipal solid waste collection in the MCN is based on a combination of two different schemes: “door-todoor” and “dumpster collection”. Only 37% of urban waste is sorted separately. The main technology used to process the unsorted municipal solid waste is Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). Dry fractions obtained from MBT are sent to the incineration facility. Waste-processing capacity for the organic fraction is limited to only one composting plant and two integrated anaerobic and aerobic treatment plants.