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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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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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