All we need is… a dump!

January 10, 2008

…tons of rubbish in the streets are not what we would call a “bella figura”; Italy and Italians are not properly appearing as “civilized” in front of the world looking at us…

the problem here is that problems are always hard to solve…

Trash emergiences are at least 14 years old, but no solution has ever been practised; probably the reasons is well explained by that popular saying that roughly goes like this: everybody is competent enough (to find a solution) but nobody is responsible (for actually carrying it out).

It’s like if Italians have an idea of themselves as funny, lifeloving, creative persons and are pleased with that and that’s it! without never seriously wondering on future.

As a famous Italian song says: “basta ca’ce’sta o’mare…” (all we need is sea and sun)

I remember once I read someone writing Italy is the place in a hyper-regulated Europe where people still debate with perfect intelligence what, really, the red in a stoplight might mean.

Probably, Italians should get rid – together with the trash – of their lack of civic sense that too often turns this wonderful land and its beautiful people looking like the land of non sense.



  1. U do have a beautifull country. Hope this ‘rubbish’ is solved soon. But since it is taking forever to acces the new waste plants I hope Prodi will take stand in this.

  2. News of the rubbish disposal problems have spread to the BBC, who implied it was a commercial contracts problem, when there is a shortage (not of garbage but landfill), the price rises. They mentioned citizens burning the rubbish in the streets. Ireland is having a great battle to persuade the people that local incineration is required. The NIBBY’s are winning many battles. Maybe they need to visit your area and learn from it.

  3. That we see in France is that south Italy seems to be very poor! The problems with the rubbish, put this reality in light. I just want to add that Italian girls are very beautifuls, the most beautifuls in the world ! don’t rigth Anna ?

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