The World Recycling Day was established with the intention of promoting the recognition and highlighting the importance of waste prevention, due to its excessive and harmful presence in the environment.
Despite the fact that recycling rates and the use of recycled materials in the European Union (EU) are constantly growing, the data is still far from being 0 waste. According to Eurostat statistics, in 2016 the EU recycled about 55% of total waste, with the exception of major mineral waste, compared to 53% in 2010. Waste prevention remains today a crucially important challenge. This is why the European Commission adopted the new Action Plan for the Circular Economy (PAEC) in March 2020. It is one of the main pillars of the European Green Pact, the new European agenda for sustainable growth. The EU’s transition to a circular economy will reduce pressure on natural resources and create sustainable growth and jobs.
From LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 we support this initiative and contribute to it through the innovative technology implemented in WWTP plants. Our project has developed an automatic waste dosing system that maximizes its use for the production of biogas, one of the renewable energies that play a key role in the functioning of the circular economy.
From our project, we are proud to be at the technological forefront in wastewater treatment and energy production through the co-digestion of these wastes. The LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 WWTP facilities continue to focus their efforts on producing the necessary amount of biogas to supply the entire plant. This is a reliable source for use in the energy market, supporting the renewable energy roadmap of the European Green Pact and the commitments made in the Paris Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions.