Municipal solid waste sorting is increasing in Italy. There has been a constant, significant increase over the past ten years, or rather in the 2005-2014 period. Furthermore, according to ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) data valid in 2016, we went from 24% to an excellent 47.5% of national production, with a further increase of 2% compared to the previous year. What is more, in view of a 0.4% reduction in municipal solid waste production, 29.5 million tonnes of municipal urban waste were produced in 2015, i.e. an overall drop of almost 1.9 million tonnes compared to 2011 (ISPRA data, “Rapporto Rifiuti Urbani 2016”).  The North is leading sorted waste collection, with 8 million tonnes, representing 58.6%, while Central Italy has reach...