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Circular economy

Valorization of waste as a resource, from collection to disposal, favouring, where possible, the recovery of materials, the minimization of waste sent to landfills, also thanks to waste-to-energy; development of separate waste collection, efficient management of landfills, sludge and waste water, also through the adoption of biogas production technologies

Performance 2020

71.1%

separate collection index of the Group
(+ 2 p.p. compared to 2019)

 

367,000

tonnes of secondary raw material obtained from the Group's plants

36,300

tonnes of highly sorted plastic waste ready for grinding and extrusion obtained from the Group's plants

 

 

99.8%

of urban waste collected recovered as a material (69.5%) or energy (30.3%)

Final destination of municipal waste collected

Actions

  • Created the "environmental meter" in Milan that quantifies the positive environmental impact of differentiated waste collection and recycling and recovery activities.
  • Assessment of the circularity of the integrated water service as a part of the "RIECCO" project promoted in collaboration with the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa.
  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suez, aimed at creating a player of excellence for the management of waste from the Italian production and industrial system.
  • Signed an agreement with Amazon to convey information about the search engine "Dovelobutto" through the voice assistant Alexa

SUSTAINABILITY PLAN AND POLICY

Digital
Circular Economy
Governance
People Innovation
Energy Transition

Reduction policies waste production

Reduce waste production through a prevention, reduction and reuse policy.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
No. of partnerships launched for circular economy initiatives 7 18 31 38 875 934

Waste recovery and treatment

Improve the recovery process of waste collected (including through their transformation into energy) and promote separate waste collection.

KPI Year 2020 Year 2022 Year 2026 Year 2030 ID Termine
Collected municipal waste sent to landfill (% of total) 0% 0% 0% 0% 875 934
Municipal waste separate collection rate 71.1% 72.0% 74.0% 76.0% 875 934
Waste sent for material recovery in Group facilities (Mt)1 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.2 875 934

Sustainable Development Goal

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

CLIMATE ACTION 

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Our concept of sustainability

Find out about A2A Sustainability delving into
the different dimensions of our model.