Tender challenges / Torino
The City of Torino, Italy, is one of the EU Pilot Cities of the Mission “100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030”. In fact, its strategic vision is driven by the principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability. There are many ongoing projects focusing on smart innovation, circular economy and inclusivity – for example, for GHG emission monitoring and the preparation of the Climate City Contract, Turin will adopt a platform that is being developed by the Energy Center of Politecnico di Torino.
Waste management is a key domain for the City Hall to work on, together with Amiat/Iren, the waste management company of Torino. According to recent evidence (shown here), there are bottlenecks in both the quantity and quality of WEEE and textiles correctly sorted. As a consequence, the percentage of such items to be recycled, or reused before turning into waste, is still low. The City also wishes to limit as much WEEE and textiles in generic waste as possible. For example, air pods or electronic cigarettes, as they have pollutant and highly-flammable batteries and fabrics that may contain potentially-recyclable materials.
Torino is socio-technical systems that allow the City administration to better engage with both citizens and industry in one or more of the three improvement areas outlined above, triggering collaborative and innovative approaches .
The City welcomes proposals that deal with WEEE and textile waste either jointly or separately, and with one of the two types of waste as a minimum. We also consider as acceptable a proposal that includes only one, or two, improvement areas as a target.
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To participate to the tender, please read our tender documentation, this page is a simple overview about the Torino challenge. To visit the documentation, click on the green button below.