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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…

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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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International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements

  UNESCO proclaimed 2019 as The International Year of the Periodic Table, IYPT2019 to mark 150 years since the publication of this classification by the Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev. Back in 1869, Mendeleev invented the periodic system and the table…

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All aboard, the Treno Verde is travelling again

The journey of the Treno Verde (Green Train) has begun again; this is the Legambiente and Italian State Railways train that each year stops at the major Italian railway stations to promote and motivate sustainable mobility and reduce pollution, focussing…

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Recycling arrives at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will place a special focus on the environment and recycling, and indeed the 5,000 medals awarded to Olympic and Paralympics athletes will be made with gold, silver and bronze (copper and tin alloy) recovered…

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Universities ban single-use plastic

The university world is also entering the battle against single-use plastic thanks to the memorandum of understanding signed yesterday jointly by Marevivo, the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) and the National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Science (CoNISMa), and finalised…

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Renewables are growing but the 2030 target is still a long way off

The year 2018 was a positive year for Italian renewable sources of electricity. In fact, according to the analyses of  ANIE Rinnovabili’s Osservatorio FER from January to November last year, new photovoltaic, wind and hydroelectric installations reached a total production…

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Christmas trees become paint and food sweeteners

Christmas has just gone by and Epiphany (Twelfth Night) has brought all the festivities to an end as it does every year.  Christmas decorations have been put away until next year, while many real Christmas trees have been taken to…

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EU agreement on single-use plastic: these are the banned products

Agreement has been reached, not without difficulty, between the European Commission, the European Parliament and EU Member States to ban a number of single-use plastic products most frequently found littering the sea. It must be remembered that over 80% of…

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