Converting a large industrial plant is never simple, both in economic and environmental terms. The challenge is made all the more difficult when the structure in question is an incinerator in a highly urbanised area, just a few miles away from homes and schools. In a case such as this, direct consultation with the public is a vital step.  This is the path followed by Gruppo CAP in Sesto San Giovanni, a municipality on the outskirts of Milan. The company, which manages the integrated water services for the Metropolitan City of Milan, is carrying out the transformation of an incinerator that has reached the end of its lifecycle and is scheduled to be closed next year. The operation involves the Energy Recovery Consortium (Core SPA), which manages the disposal of solid ur...