For twenty years our area has been going through a garbage emergency
Illusory expectations regarding the future of waste reduction and recycling have led to errors in the planning and design of waste management. Notably, it is the closing down of landfills and public rejection of thermal treatment plants that has led to the recent collapse of the waste disposal system. Politicians have sought easy social consensus, but were then unable to point out exit routes from the crisis. The camorra then wedged itself in the gap between fear and inertia. Even today, the system is very unstable. Modern, rational and strategic decisions are needed to definitively avert the threat of a new crisis.