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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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New lithium batteries that are immune to cold

Lithium batteries, by their very “nature”, are not easy to charge at temperatures lower than 10°C. Indeed, cold increases their internal resistance and the voltage declines, decreasing the charging capacity of the battery and thus shortening its life. Thanks to…

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Waste-Free Municipalities 2018

Legambiente Waste-Free Municipalities are increasing and now exceed 500. In these municipalities, separate waste collection operates correctly and individual citizens produce no more than 75 kilos of unsorted waste. Their number has gone from 486 in 2017 to 505 in…

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Plastic Free Week

After Plastic Radar, the battle against plastic pollution waged by Greenpeace is continuing with the launch of a new campaign: “Plastic Free Week”, which will be held in 16 Italian cities from 3 to 8 July. Numerous events are scheduled…

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Bike-friendly municipalities 2018

Are you cycling enthusiasts? Do you want to know which Italian municipalities offer infrastructures, programmes and services for cyclists? To find out, all you have to do is visit the Comuni Ciclabili website, set up by FIAB, Federazione Italiana Amici…

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Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day The Global Wind Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 June in order to promote wind energy as a clean and inexhaustible source. The Global Wind Day is organised by WindEurope (formerly EWEA - European Wind Energy Association)…

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Silicon and perovskite, a new record for photovoltaic technology

In Neuchâtel, in Switzerland, a new record has been achieved by a combination of conventional photovoltaic technology with the latest generation of solar cells. Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL) and the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de…

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