Paper and plastic waste management
Also, Lombardy was the region with the greatest amount of paper waste collected. Nonetheless, Sicily was the region with the highest number of facilities intended for managing and processing paper waste. Another southern Italian region, Campania was leading the ranking on the number of plastic waste sorting facilities.
Landfills and incineration
In 2017, there was still a great gap between the South and the rest of Italy regarding the amount of waste sent to landfills for disposal. Indeed, in the North of Italy landfills were deployed to get rid of roughly 1.7 million tons of waste against 3.7 million tons of the South. However, the Northern region Lombardy recorded the highest volume of waste incinerated nationwide.