The city of Syracuse hosted its 2nd CoP event on 9 October, engaging local authorities, citizens, waste management authorities, the craft worker association, tourist association, schools and restaurants.
This event registered 4 new stakeholders, including two local authorities, an American expert on sustainable waste management, and a representative from the restaurant sector.
The discussion focused on the need coming from commercial activities for waste management and it analysed the new waste collection system (door to door) that will start probably in the next months for the whole city of Syracuse.
Additionally the city committed to sort bins in public and tourist places, promote collection points for used cooking oils, and provide waste sorting instructions in foreign languages. Indeed there is a possibility that additional measures, such as an awareness raising campaign on marine litter, providing guidelines for eco-events and creating a food tracking device, will follow.
To conclude, the URBAN-WASTE app was presented, and two further measures considered to be upgraded: mobile eco-points, where citizens can already bring recyclable waste, and tax incentives for tourist facilities, relating to their quantity and quality of waste separation.