Capannori has become a flagship town for Europe.

The Tuscan town of Capannori, which in 2007 was the first town in Europe to declare a zero waste goal, continues to lead the way for other urban areas. Here, a small but determined movement to stop construction of an incinerator led to an Italy-wide grassroots zero waste movement, according to the NGO Zero Waste Europe. The movement focused on the toxic emissions the planned incinerator would emit, affecting both human health and the environment. As a result of the campaign the plans were abandoned. Instead ...


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