Rome currently leads Italian cities in paper recycling, according to the city administration. In 2005, 36 kg of paper were recycled per person a total of 177,150 tonnes, and a 60 per cent increase on the figures from 2002. Now a new fleet of 21 lorries, or Carton-mezzi, equipped to cope with collecting cardboard waste from businesses will join the old fleet in Rome from June. Around 30,000 businesses in over 1,650 streets currently make use of the recycled paper and cardboard collection by the citys environment agency, AMA. City authorities want to increase the percentage of total recycling in the capital from the current 21 per cent of all collected waste to 35 per cent. For more information on how to get involved with recycling, tel. AMA 800867035 (numero verde) or see www.amaroma.it.
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