This project was rewarded for its commitment and sensitivity in promoting the values of the territory, local traditions and mountain communities through the involvement of the mountain communities themselves.
Its objective is to create "an authentic and genuine story of the less visited places in the Dolomites" and "to convey to the tourist the uniqueness of these places", out of the belief in participation and in pursuing the ideal of truly sustainable tourism.
The initiative of these young people impressed the judges not only with the immediacy and liveliness of their project and the young age of the project sponsors but also with its exemplary nature - it can be applied as a sustainable entrepreneurial pattern for tourism (from both an environmental and an economic point of view) for other similar small businesses.
The project clearly demonstrates that even with limited means and resources, it is possible to “take up the challenge to do business in a small mountain village” and that real job opportunities can be created for local communities, thus ultimately contributing to their livelihoods.
A project already in place that demonstrates a high level of efficiency and practicality in the reduction of inorganic waste volumes, including particularly polluting waste. Its wide applicability makes Ecotrix a highly versatile, easily marketable device that, thanks to the easier reuse of the treated material, favours the implementation of circular economy practices in various sectors and is even suitable for domestic use.
This project is particularly useful in tourist areas with a high number of overnight stays, where the concentration of inorganic waste is conspicuously high.