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Aimée is an elderly Frenchwoman who lives on Stromboli, an island in the Aeolian archipelago off the north-east coast of Sicily. For years she has been battling against the local administration to have correct waste disposal management on Stromboli instead of the current practice of shipping it elsewhere. But the situation on Stromboli is paradigmatic for the rest of Italy: garbage emergencies; entrenched environmentalists; unconcerned politicians. But only through efforts by people such as Aimée is it possible to bring about a change, for example, with differentiated collection or organic waste composting, thus obviating the need to send a banana peel to a distant dump out of sight and smell.
Salvo Manzone founded Epinoia, an association of young filmmakers, in 2001 for filming documentaries; in 2008 he worked with Franco Maresco on Io sono Tony Scott. La crociera delle bucce di banana is part of a larger project on the problem of waste disposal management in Sicily.