Different initiatives are being taken to make sure that our environment is saved from different kinds of pollution. But this city has a different approach, You can get free metro tickets for recycling.
+Ricicli +Viaggi is the name of the program, “the more you recycle the more you travel.” It allows the millions of people who use Rome’s metro system every year to exchange plastic bottles for metro tickets.
The local government has introduced an app, which tracks bottles that people recycle using a special kiosk.
For every bottle, that can be exchanged for a five-cent credit to use toward metro tickets. It takes about 30 bottles to pay for the cost of a standard ride. The program is intended to curb plastic waste and trash overflow in Rome, which has worsened in recent years.
According to Now This “The situation is quite disastrous,” Legambiente President Stefano Ciafani explained.
furthermore “Finally, Rome, thanks to Europe, closed its Malagrotta landfill site in 2012, which contained 80% of the waste produced in Rome, but in recent years, Rome has failed to create an efficient system for differentiated waste collection, as Milan has done, and it has not built the recycling plants that are fundamental for a city where three million people live.”