Ecomondo and Key Energy, the two leading exhibitions for the green economy and renewable energy sectors in the Euro-Mediterranean region organised by the Italian Exhibition Group, are returning to the Rimini Expo Centre as in-person events. These shows have been eagerly awaited by the entire international community and mark an important step forward in the process of reopening following the stoppages caused by the pandemic.
At the fruit and vegetables international fair Fruit Attraction 2021, running in Madrid from 5 to 7 October, the Bolognese company Ilip is exhibiting several innovations related to the "closed loop" of packaging materials, including, in particular, the T2T R-PET process, i.e. the "tray-to-tray" use of recycled PET.
The manufacturer of extrusion blow moulding machines, Plastiblow, has for many years been at the forefront of experimentation and technological innovation, so much so that today it can offer blowing machines and complete systems not only with low energy consumption (one of the lowest in this sector), but also able to create lighter and more eco-sustainable multilayer co-extruded containers, thanks to an ad hoc design, because they use an important percentage of recycled plastic polymers.
European plastics producers call for a mandatory EU recycled content target for plastics packaging of 30% by 2030. An enabling policy framework and collaboration with the value chain are essential to reach target.
Kicking off in these days, "La plastica è cambiata, cambia idea sulla plastica (Plastic has changed, change your mind on plastic)" is an information campaign aimed to get insight into the issues concerning the world of plastic in general. The initiative, supported by Alpla, one of the world's leading producers of plastic packaging, intends to increase the level of consumer knowledge about plastic materials, to make them aware of how and how much they have evolved in recent years.
The Municipality of Chioggia won the 2021 edition of "Un sacco in Comune, a tutta plastica!", a competition promoted by Corepla and sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition that involved the Municipalities of Chioggia, Fiumicino, Crotone, Termini Imerese, Marsala and Licata to improve the quality of the separate collection of plastic packaging.
What is the life cycle of a cosmetic? Is it possible to recover the materials that compose it? These are extremely topical questions, to which Sana, Cosmofarma and Cosmoprof, together with the Italian cosmetics industry, provide a concrete answer with The Neverending Palette.
Free bus tickets in exchange for plastic PET bottles as a means to help the environment and allow Catania residents to save money by obtaining free tickets for local public transport. This is the goal of the "Ricicla e Viaggia" initiative, promoted by AMT (Catania metropolitan transport company) with the Coripet recyclers’ consortium, Dusty (a company that collects waste), and the MyCicero app.