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Plastic recovered in the Po River used to create a shelter

Recycling plastic, besides being sustainable, also becomes useful in emergencies, thanks to cooperation between Corepla and the Waste Free Oceans (WFO) association. In fact, waste collected from the River Po during the ‘Il Po d’AMare’ pilot project, which employs innovative…

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Sustainable mobility, Parma mounts the podium with Milan and Venice

The twelfth report on “Mobilità sostenibile in Italia: indagine sulle principali 50 città” (Sustainable mobility in Italy: investigation on the 50 major cities) drawn up by Euromobility, with the Patronage of the Minister of the Environment and Protection of the…

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Plastic packaging becomes a bike path

The first bike path in the world to be built with plastic recycled from bottles, plastic cups and various packaging materials has been created in Zwolle, Holland. The 30-metre long plastic bike path contains recycled plastic equivalent to over 218,000…

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Bioplastic made in Italy from waste frying oil

Waste frying oil can be turned into a raw material to produce a 100% biodegradable bioplastic with the same thermo-mechanical properties as conventional plastics. This is an entirely Italian research project developed at the laboratories of Bio-on, a Bologna company…

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How much hotter is your hometown, than when you were born?

Have you ever asked yourself how much hotter your hometown is now than when you were born? This is the idea that prompted the New York Time to create an on-line simulator (How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When…

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Goodbye to halogen lamps, LED lamps are mandatory all over Europe

From 1 September 2018, halogen light bulbs are being switched off and LED lighting are becoming mandatory throughout Europe. As from 1 September 2018, halogen light bulbs will be banned on European scale, in implementation of Directive 244/2009.  Halogen lamps,…

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Fishing for waste along the River Po

The operation against marine debris begins with the longest river in Italy, thanks to an initiative called “Il Po d’AMare”, the first experimental project to prevent marine litter presented yesterday (18 July) at the Castello Estense in Ferrara. The project,…

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Paper and cardboard: separate waste collection is increasing in Italy

In 2017, Italian municipalities collected about 3.3 million tons of paper and cardboard (52,600 tons more than in the previous year), over 54 kg per inhabitant. Separate collection of waste cellulose material in Italy increased by 1.6% over 2016. These…

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Pollution by microfibres can be reduced in washing machines

Everyone now knows just how harmful microplastics and microfibres are, since they make their way into the oceans and enter food chains. Luckily, ways of fighting this kind of pollution are beginning to arrive on the market. Given that microfibres…

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