Montalto Ligure is a remote village with about 365 inhabitants, in North West Italy. An almost untouched place, the town is difficult to reach but very pretty. Now inhabitants have said ‘Basta!’ to garbage trucks spewing diesel fumes and chewing up their historic alleys. Lemon and Gina, a pair of donkeys, provide the ‘door to door waste collection’, carrying baskets loaded with food waste, glass, cans etc. They complement an electric powered ‘porter’ vehicle, and completes the virtuous ‘zero impact’ circle. Almost all waste is now destined for recycling plants.
The people of Montalto Ligure are now close to achieving Zero Waste – a huge achievement for a small town.