I live in Bernalda, in Basilicata, in Southern Italy, though I go back to my parents’ place in Altamura often enough.

I work in a hotel in Bernalda.

When I was a kid, my school in Australia organized a field trip to a recycling plant.

The importance of recycling and the impact of our refuse on the planet has always stuck with me since then.

But growing up, I realize the amount of waste I produce has increased, and I need to do something to curb that habit.