ENVIRONMENT AND LAWS

A biopolymer foam

The four-year ReBioFoam research project, an effort to develop a foam made from organic, biodegradable biopolymers, has come to a close. Used as a protective packaging solution alternative to synthetic expanded materials, it will reduce recourse to landfill disposal with a leap forward for recovery.

Recycling? It’s a bargain!

The business volume reached by the Italian recycling industry is equal to that of the cosmetics sector and greater than that of textiles. But, most importantly, it’s growing: Conai explains the how and the why.

Paper and board environmental contribution further reduced

A little over a month after the coming into force of the new environmental contribution (CAC), the Board of Directors of the Italian National Packaging Consortium has decided to further reduce the CAC for paper and board packaging by 4 euros a ton, that will hence - as of April 1st 2013 - go from 10 to 6 euros a ton.

A competition for energy-conserving soutions

As the world’s leading event for the digital industry, CeBIT is once again supporting the CODE_n initiative and its international competition for startups and budding enterprises. In line with its motto of “Smart Solutions for Global Challenges”, the contest is devoted to uncovering inspired digital business models for sustained energy solutions.

The Green Soul System is three years old

Marketing, products and ideas for sustainability from the Gerosa Group, rethinking the value chain, from raw material to waste, finding solutions that can dramatically reduce the negative effects of human activities on the environment.

Energy? Let the sun foot the bill

Investing in photovoltaic is worthwhile. This is borne witness to by Imballaggi Montevecchi Imola after they installed a system designed and built by Alter Eco on their company premises.

"Sustainable" recovery

Dec Impianti SpA (solvent recovery systems using activated carbon) proposes a process of recovery in three main phases: adsorption on beds of activated carbon; desorption through the use of inert gas; distillation of the solvent.

Technology and civil behaviour

In Milan, a new road sign system identifying what has been called Area C, with traffic restrictions, communicating the restrictions on the circulation of private vehicles, aims to improve relations between the city authorities and the public.

Labeling: EU Regulation 1169/2011

The new EU Regulation 1169/2011  on the provision of food information to consumers was published in the Official EU Journal dated  22-11.2011.  The final text is the result of year

Green economy

Ecomondo, the international trade fair for material and energy recovery and sustainable development (Rimini, 9-12th November 2011), concluded its 16th edition with a 16.7% increase

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