Quantification of agricultural plastic waste for the determination of territorial indexes

Author/s Carmela Sica, Evelia Schettini, Giuliano Vox
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/1
Language English Pages 15 P. 195-209 File size 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, Quantification of agricultural plastic waste for the determination of territorial indexes in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 1/2018, pp 195-209, DOI: 10.3280/RISS2018-001014