Competition and environmental protection in waste management: The Italian University LUISS-Guido Carli made a study, promoted by CONAI, entitled “Management of waste packaging in Italy: profiles and critical competitive questions”.
The aim is to contribute to the identification of solutions to ensure a reasonable balance between the achievement of environmental goals and the increase of competition in the waste management sector.
The research analyzes key profiles and competitive organization of the packaging waste management.
The Italian model, based on the centrality of the not for profit consortium system operating in the whole territory and respecting the private operators (subsidiarity), ensures the management of packaging waste throughout the national territory and for all types of packaging waste (universality).
This model is able to avoid the creation of cherry picking problems leaving uncovered geographic areas or not to recycle or recover parts that do not generate economic returns.

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