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Transition of Fukushima from nuclear to renewable energy

A plan is in progress in Fukushima to transform the area surrounding the nuclear power plant into a centre for renewable energy, renamed Renewable Energy Village. At present, a mix of renewable energies made up of wind, biomass, solar, geothermal…

energy

Announcing Floor®, the photovoltaic paving

Invent, a company that has been working since 2006 to create innovative systems “made in Italy” in the field of renewable energy, has invented Floor®, a walkable photovoltaic tile that makes it possible to make use the ground to install…

energy

Ocean Cleanup, the ocean cleaning system works!

The Dutch NGO Ocean Cleanup has announced that, after a year of tests and following changes made after the failure at the end of 2018, System 001/B is performing its task excellently, collecting plastic waste of all kinds and sizes,…

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In Rome waste dumping is monitored from above

A pilot project making use of images from the optical and radar satellites of the Cosmo-SkyMed constellation has recently been launched to monitor waste dumping in the city of Rome. These satellite images will also be used to identify built…

energy

Transport in Italy is still dominated by fossil fuels

Italian mobility is still very much dependent on fossil fuels and in particular to petroleum. Indeed, according to the GSE "Energy in the transport sector" report in 2017, despite a decrease of around 1.2 Mtoe against the previous year, Italian…

energy

Paper and cardboard, separate collection and recycling is increasing in Italy

Italians are getting increasingly better at separating their waste, in particular paper and cardboard. This has been reported by the 24th Annual Report by COMIECO on separate collection of paper and cardboard in Italy, prepared by the National Consortium for…

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Champion Recycling Municipalities 2019

Awards were presented yesterday in Rome to the Comuni Ricicloni 2019 (Champion Recycling Municipalities 2019), the annual event held by Legambiente since 1994 to provide recognition to municipalities most committed to separate collection and reduction of waste. This year the…

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Single-use plastics banned from 2021

The European Union Council has approved the directive banning single-use plastics and, therefore, as from 2021, use of a number of single-use plastic products for which valid alternatives exist will be prohibited. More specifically, the plastic products to be banned…

energy

Best packaging 2019: when packaging is environmentally friendly

Packaging is evolving and becoming more sustainable: it may be made up of recycled, compostable or easily recyclable material, it is lighter so that less raw material is used. The Packaging Oscar is awarded each year in recognition of the…

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