Plastic Bag Ban And Residential SSO Diversion
Residential source separated organics service is now available to 24 million people in Italy. In 2010, 2.8 million tons of food scraps were collected for composting and anaerobic digestion.

Italy’s nationwide ban on plastic shopping bags in 2011 exempts compostable bags, which has in turn benefited organics diversion.
Christian Garaffa and Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 48