The FSE – Re-Citè project intends to respond to the need to urgently rethink the approaches relating to the management and treatment of organic waste-by-products, both on a theoretical and operational level, in light of the new paradigm of the circular economy according to which matter must remain within production cycles for as long as possible and reduce the impact on the environment. At the same time, these solicitations offer interesting opportunities to build green and competitive models, which – through new business models – allow separating economic growth from the consumption of resources / raw materials, to develop a new culture of products and services, and to create new market niches.
The project intends to activate applied research paths linked to the creation of a geo-referenced database of flows of organic agricultural by-products on a territorial basis, differentiated by specific types of product; quantity; places of production and delivery, in order to:
- Improve the traceability of agricultural by-product supply chains
- explore the possibilities of reuse and enhancement of the various by-products
- facilitate the match between supply and demand for secondary raw materials
- enhance the opportunities to build mutual synergies in the supply chain according to the logic of industrial symbiosis
- minimize negative externalities by promoting sustainable management
- Support the achievement of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.
The recovery of organic waste and by-products of the agro-food sector opens up further market possibilities, as demonstrated by the recent proliferation of start-ups. Therefore, the creation of a system capable of quantifying flows and providing spatial information on them can constitute a highly innovative element of triggering and supporting the sustainability of agro-food chains.