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Quantification of agricultural plastic waste for the determination of territorial indexes
Autori/Curatori: Carmela Sica, Evelia Schettini, Giuliano Vox 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2018 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  15 P. 195-209 Dimensione file:  563 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2018-001014
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The aim of the paper is the definition of territorial indexes to evaluate the quantity of agricultural plastic waste in a geographical region due to the main crop cultivations of that area. The local Authority of the Barletta, Andria, Trani Province, Italy, has shown interest to introduce modernization actions for the agricultural plastic waste management. The analysed territory is typically suited for vineyards, olive groves, and orchards. Several farms were examined by means of direct questions or compilation of questionnaires. Data gathered were elaborated in order to estimate territorial indexes as average values per year of the agricultural plastic waste quantities coming from different crops. The obtained results allowed to quantify the yearly generation of agricultural plastic waste as function of the typology.

Keywords: Environmental protection, land use map; sustainability, waste management, cultivation, waste valorisation

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Carmela Sica, Evelia Schettini, Giuliano Vox, in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2018, pp. 195-209, DOI:10.3280/RISS2018-001014


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