Waste recycling

Waste recycling

The Acea Group is involved in the treatment of sorted municipal, special hazardous and non-hazardous waste through plants distributed throughout the country. It also manages the recovery and recycling of materials such as paper, plastic, wood, glass, and metal from the separate waste collection of municipalities, institutions, and industries.
The plants located in Umbria and Marche regions deal with the sorting and recovery of paper, iron, wood, plastic, and metals, municipal waste, as well as the separate collection of production waste and packaging and their disposal, with a total authorised capacity of more than 145 thousand tons per year.
In the Lazio region Acea is involved in the transportation, disposal, and recovery of municipal, special hazardous, and non-hazardous waste, such as plastic, wood, glass, and metals originated from separate waste collection. 

Plastic waste recycling

The Group is particularly active in the plastic waste sorting and treatment sector.
Acea Ambiente operates plants in several Italian regions (Abruzzo, Marche, Piedmont, Umbria, and Veneto) in the plastics recycling supply chain, from sorting to valorisation. 
Specialised facilities, called first-stage territorial centres, deal with sorting plastic waste and pre-cleaning it from foreign bodies that could compromise subsequent processing.
Then the separation of plastics according to colour and their source polymer composition takes place to increase the possibility of use and dissemination of the material that will then be recycled.
The plastics recovery stage is then managed through the intermediation of Corepla—the Italian Consortium for the Collection, Recycling, and Recovery of Plastic Packaging—which ensures that plastic waste recycling and recovery targets are met.
The Group actively participates in the circular economy model through material recycling. In addition, Acea stands out in the area of plastic waste recycling through experimentation, research, and pilot projects, with a tangible commitment to a sustainable future.


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