Project by HORIZON SRL
Experimental duration 9 months
The project aims to use inert material - from excavations carried out in the city for infrastructure works, which is normally classified as waste and is accumulated in landfills - after appropriate treatment.
The main objective of the project is to develop a technical protocol for the creation of a soil capable of replacing the natural one, since it is suitable for sustaining a vegetable consortium over time. This would provide economic and environmental benefits because in urban environments the use of a replacement land would not compromise the environmental quality of the destination site.
Large volumes of inert material which is difficult to dispose of would be transformed into secondary raw materials, in line with the principles of circular economy and the current European Community provisions on waste reduction and the reuse and recycling of waste materials in order to ensure the conservation of ecosystems.
The information from the trials can then be used to redesign or convert parts of the industrial waste generation process and to develop a mixture that can become a marketable product.