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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…

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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…

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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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Italy’s status on renewable sources

Renewable sources in Italy The Energy Services Operator (GSE) periodically publishes data and statistics on the renewable sources used in Italy. The issue of the “Energy from Renewable Sources in Italy – 2017” statistical report (published in February 2019 and…

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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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