A meeting organized by four industry associations to clarify the correct handling of waste materials originating from public and private landscape activities, with an indication of the rules, opportunities related to sustainable management of green and good practice. “Reduce volumes to make the environment grow”, this is the title of the conference scheduled for July 22 in Cupra Marittima (AP), in the Marche region, organized by Assofloro, Unagreen & Assogreen by Federacma, Confcommercio Mobilità and Coldiretti Marche, aimed at companies that on a daily basis deal with plant remains such as grass clippings and twigs or market the machinery and equipment necessary to do so. Representatives of institutions, industry organizations and experts in the sector will speak and present experiences and practical tools, such as the documentation to be used to track the material.
Several questions will be answered during the event: how to handle the material correctly? What are the opportunities for companies in the sector, agriculture or crafts, linked to the correct interpretation of the rules? What is good practice and what are the machines and equipment that facilitate sustainable management of green?
In essence, the arrangement aims to explain what has changed in the management of plant residues for agricultural and craft enterprises under Legislative Decree No. 116/2020, which created a climate of uncertainty due to misinterpretations. And thanks to the participation of professionals, each competent in their own reference subject, it will do so from different points of view, from the legislative to the practical-operational.
At the end of the conference there will be demonstrations in shredding and mulching, with products from the companies Husqvarna and Negri.
The meeting was also born out of the desire to network: at the beginning of the work, the agreement signed between Assofloro and Federacma to promote issues of common interest will be presented.
Nada Forbici, President of Assofloro and Coordinator of the National Consulting Firm Florovivaismo Coldiretti, emphasizes how the road to clarifying the regulatory framework for the management of the results lasted almost a decade, with several updates of the rules themselves being made. “The regions, which have competence in the field of environment and waste, take a position on an important issue for companies that deal with the care of greenery through official notes. The interpretation given by Assofloro and Coldiretti for some time has been confirmed and consolidated: plant residues, whether produced by farms or artisans and derived from the care of public or private green spaces, can be considered as by-products and used in agricultural practice. or improved through the various supply chains. The constructive dialogue with the institutions and bodies for the control and protection of the environment has been crucial since we started dealing with this issue about 10 years ago.
According to the President of Federacma Andrea Borio “Knowledge of the new applicable rules and their correct interpretation is also fundamental for dealers in the garden sector. This is an important strategic and professional opportunity that can help anticipate the market and build a valid comparison with its customers. First of all, it allows you to make a more informed choice on your fleet, providing the necessary space for mulching and bio-shredding machines, which allow a reduction in volume in the direction that the Green Deal predicts. let us not forget the new opportunities for professional collaboration that can be developed thanks to a better utilization of the new landscaping machines, which are beneficial both for green professionals and for dealers. to replace the gardener’s intervention can be seen as a different form of work, controlled by the maintainer himself, who thus gets the opportunity to sanctify s ig more specific and professional interventions. important to let technology be a support “.
“The more than 8000 companies that market garden or forestry machines – of which only a thousand are exclusively specialized – have long been engaged in recognition and growth paths of their professionalization, such as the search for increasingly strategic forms of cooperation with gardeners, farmers and artisans, working for the maintenance of public and private green spaces “, declared the President of Confcommercio Mobilità Simonpaolo Buongiardino, adding:” Confcommercio Mobilità, is close to this large network, which is forming commercial operators in the sector, and intends to offer the affiliates its support in terms of presence and support to the institutions in order to facilitate the achievement of the key objectives of training, information and growth of the profitability of its affiliates “.
During the conference, the data coming from a study conducted by Unagreen & Assogreen in collaboration with Assofloro, aimed at green professionals with the aim of understanding the needs of maintenance workers and developing the potential of the offer proposed by dealers will also be previewed. .
In the Marche there are about 700 farms engaged in horticulture, tree cultivation or management of green areas. If we also count the companies in the service sector that are active in landscaping, including gardens, parks and flower beds, we arrive at more than 1,300 realities that employ over 2,600 employees. Not to mention all the realities that in their multifunctionality are about urban green pruning on behalf of the Municipalities.
“Gift-giving is a key sector in Made in Marche, especially in the provinces of Ascoli and Fermo, but it often has some punitive interpretations of the sectoral regulations that we have had to deal with – highlights Maria Letizia Gardoni, President of Coldiretti Marche – An In the early stages of decommissioning, for example, thanks to Coldiretti’s intervention, nurseries could only continue their sales activity by having them included in the list of companies that produced basic necessities. the legislation on the disposal of plant residues, finally recognized as a by-product of agriculture that can be recycled as organic fertilizer by fully applying the sound principles of the circular economy “.
Finally, it should be remembered that the conference was organized with the patronage of the Italian Association of Wood Culture, the Association of Arboriculture and Eima Green and with the support of Comagarden and the companies Fercad, Negri and Ciriaci.