18 Aug '11, 10am

Trash crisis sparks social innovation in Naples

Trash crisis sparks social innovation in Naples

The challenges are numerous: boosting recycling in a region where it was never encouraged; managing food waste (CleanNap has made composting a cause); motivating a citizenry that is apathetic and discouraged; and dealing with more toxic materials like those in electronics, which for years were incinerated or buried. But there is hope: so far Naples new mayor, Luigi De Magistris, has excited locals with his enthusiasm and pledge to stamp out corruption, and recycling programs are underway. Ambiente Solidale, Friarielli Ribelli, and CleaNap are generating new ideas, creating more activist groups, and continue to work with local business, arts, and youth organizations to restore Naples’ pride while creating economic opportunity. Next month, Euclid Network , a London-based NGO is hosting a social innovation competition in Naples to fund entrepreneurs who can bring their experi...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/naples-trash-crisis-s...

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