K2019, the most important International Exhibition of plastics and rubber takes place in Düsseldorf between the 16th and the 23rd of October.
The last edition took place in 2016 and welcomed 232,000 visitors, 70% of which came from all over the world. There were 3,293 exhibition spaces from 160 different countries.
This year’s exhibition will devote particular attention to the innovative powers of plastics; such as the conversion of resouces, renewable energy and the circular economy and sustainability. In additon to this, the critical issues of ocean pollution and disposable waste.
In light of this, EcoAllene could not miss such an important event.
If you would like more information, please visit the Amut Group SpA stand!
The Michelin plant in Spinetta Marengo (Alessandria) adheres to and follows the objectives of the 2030 Agenda by promoting the initiative ‘The sustainable factory: innovation, social and environmental responsibility, industrial competitiveness’: an occasion dedicated to sharing the best practices carried out by companies in the territory.
An interesting article published on accendilucegas.it, advertises two virtuous initiatives launched in Bibione and Milan.
The Lido of Bibione (Venice) has decided to ban smoking on the beach, thus avoiding passive smoking for non-smokers and also tackling the issue of cigarette butts on the beach and at sea.
The municipality of Milan instead invites merchants and restaurateurs to adopt as far as possible, easily recyclable materials.Read More
According to the Conai (National Consortium of Packaging); in Italy during 2018, the amount of packaging released for consumption amounts to 13.425 million tonnes with
un incremento del +2,8% rispetto al 2017, mentre le quantità avviate a riciclo risulterebbero pari a 9.182 milioni di tonnellate, ovvero il +4,1% in più rispetto all’anno precedente.
Un trend positivo che speriamo continui a crescere!Read More
The European Union has published figures relating to plastic production and its recycling.
It is estimated that 39% of plastic waste is incinerated, 31% buried and only 30% is recycled!
Half of the plastic collected for recycling is exported for processing in non-EU countries. Reasons for which plastic is exported include the lack of infrastructure, technology or adequate financial resources to treat the waste locally. In the past, a significant portion of the exported plastic waste was shipped to China, however recently the country has blocked the import of plastic waste. It has therefore become urgent to find other solutions.
However, MEPs stress the need to create measures that can stimulate the market for the use of recycled plastic. These measures should include:
- Create quality standards for secondary plastic (reused)
- Create certifications that encourage trust from industry and consumers
- Introduce mandatory rules on the minimum quantities of recycled content within certain products
- Encourage member states to introduce a VAT reduction on recycled products
We hope that we will arrive at the embracement of concrete incentive measures for recycling, for both companies and households.Read More