Rome sends their waste to Emilia Romagna


M5S: “It doesn’t have to come here at all.”

Stefano Bonaccini

Stefano Bonaccini

Waste from Rome

Controversy over the possibility that waste from the nation’s capital is being disposed of in ER region hit the social network. Grillini councillors began firstly by attacking Bonaccini: “(He) started a controversy that could be completely useless.”

The president of the Emilia Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini announced a few days ago that the Region would dispose of some of the waste from the capital, which was suffering from an emergency.

Andrea Bertani

Andrea Bertani

The new accusations in this regard came from the 5 Star Movement accusing him that the 15,000 tons of waste from Rome amounted to “ridiculous and equal to that produced in the capital in three days, whereas in Emilia-Romagna it may not be that easy since they could be treated in plants more closer to them, which is more economic and less impacting as those requiring biological mechanical treatment.”

The declaration of the Emilia-Romagna regional councillors for the 5-star Movement Andrea Bertani and Gianluca Sassi, accused the Region’s president Bonaccini, of having “confirmed his character as a comedian, giving rise to a controversy that could become totally useless.” Bonaccini replied though to the deputy M5s Michele Dell’Orco again via Facebook and referring to the minimum offer of help by Viale Aldo Moro. On his Facebook page, the President wrote: “Rome in emergency refuse crisis asks for help, the Emilia Romagna region tends to reach out and the MEP deputy from M5s Dell’Orco insults us, without any shame.”

Example of an incinerator at HERA

Example of an incinerator at HERA

More mud slinging

Bertani and Sassi, hit back: “(Bonaccini) always forgets to point out that the Lazio Region, from which the request comes from, and ‘governed by his party’s partner Nicola Zingaretti, and since 2012 has not yet updated their waste plan, denies the fable that the Democratic Party is a good government.”

Gianluca Sassi

Gianluca Sassi

Not to mention, the two advisors added that “in 2014 the Democratic Party closed the Malagrotta landfill without immediately having an alternative ready.” Bertani and Sassi then added further that “Bonaccini ignored that Rome, which today is at 45% of separate waste collection, has launched a waste management plan 2017-2021 with a 70% target of differentiated waste reduction. This is due to start in February going door to door for 500,000 citizens and by 2018 there will be 1.1 million citizens served with this door-to-door collection. In the meantime the process began with the construction of two composting plants and a recycling plant in Rome.”

Tuscany really at fault

Finally, the 5 Star councillors stated that the situation they are talking about in recent days “is the result of Tuscany’s decision to suspend agreements with Lazio and Liguria due to a serious judicial inquiry,” and they concluded by accusing Bonaccini of “ignoring the most important factor, that is, his own party allowed the export of waste throughout Italy. So he ends up telling lies and a sob story to citizens.”

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