Saving process within a zero waste strategy in Sicily: a system dynamics approach

  • Andrea Cuccia DEMS
Keywords: saving process; zero waste strategy; Dynamic Performance Management; System Dynamics; accountability, risparmio; strategia rifiuti zero; Dynamic Performance Management; System Dynamics;accountability


Disposable society represents a way of living that is not sustainable anymore, mainly in a context like our planet where resources are really scarce. As theorized by Paul Connett, the guru of zero waste strategy, there is no waste until that material still contains a drop of usefulness. The core point of the paper is the implementation of a zero waste strategy in a small municipality in Sicily. By building up a SD model we can figure out how saving process connected to the decrease of amount of waste piled up in the landfill, has been boosting this virtuous cycle, which is bound to cope with the citizens claims about environmental care and lower tax burden level.


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