• Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & UNICIRCULAR-UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)

As of 1 January 2022, Italian municipalities are obliged to guarantee to citizens the separate collection of urban textile wast and they are doing it in continuity with the chain that has been structured spontaneously over the last 20 years.
From several months, there was a discussion between MASE (Italian Ministry of Environment) and the various stakeholders on the text of the decree that will establish the EPR scheme for this sector, which will be able to guarantee the necessary resources to achieve more important collection, reuse and recycling targets and contributing to an industrial evolution of the current post-consumer supply chain, especially in those parts where today there are the greatest criticalities.
Where do we stand? Which are the weak points of the chain on which to intervene? What are the postions on this matter of the current players in the chain, municipalities, collection cooperatives and sorting companies?
The event aims to provide an update picture of the situation without losing sight of the evolution of the European regulatory framework relevant to the sector.

Session Chair

Andrea Fluttero, UNIRAU


9.30-9.45 Introduction
Andrea Fluttero, Expert on EPR models – UNIRAU

9.45-10.15 The municipalities and the municipal waste collection
Filippo Brandolini, UTILITALIA
Franco Bonesso, ANCI - Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani

10.15-10.30 The specialized collectors
Karin Bolin, Humana People to People - UNIRAU

10.30-11.00 Selection companies
Joseph Valletti, ARIU

The vision of European recyclers
Emmanuel Katrakis, EURIC

11.00-11.15 The vision of future actors in the epr regime
Raffaele Guzzon, President of Erion Textile
Michele Zilla, Cobat tessile

11.15-11.30 Discussion and conclusions
Silvia Grandi, General Director of circular economy department of Ministry of Environment and Energy Security
Mattia Pelligrini, Head of Unit B03 “From Waste to Resources” at the EC DG Environment