Environment and Legislation

Super ecological pallets

The Ferrara based cooperative CPR System (a major Italian operator in the field of collapsible plastic packaging) also offers the Italian market an increasingly popular pallet system, in addition to crates and mini bins.Its wooden pallets, in addition to being Pefc forestry certified, are made with recycled wood blocks from CPR pallets that are no longer suitable for use in the circuit, thanks to the collaboration with Ecobloks®: the Italian company specializing in the production of pallet block does not use virgin wood, but wood packaging or wood deriving from agricultural pruning, forest-, parks and gardens maintenance and lastly, from segregated collection in the various waste collection centres.

Biolaminil: biodegradable and at zero energy consumption

The Laminil range - benchmark for a wide range of applications in converting, cold chain packaging, fine arts, hobby and thermal insulation - has gained a new material. Its name is BioLaminil, a result of Isonova’s commitment to technological development that can reduce the impact of plastic waste, both in production and from an environmental point of view.

Steel: strong and kind

Considering the rates of steel packaging withheld from landfills, the RICREA consortium has achieved excellent results, thanks to an efficient management that wagers a lot on a “noble” material. The words of president Domenico Rinaldini.
Stefano Lavorini

Toward a more ethical Italy…

Efficient management of separate collection and recycling of packaging is a challenge, material and cultural, which our country has managed to respond to with success. How much has been accomplished in Italy to date? What are the prospects, the criticalities, and the tools that should be adopted to overcome them? We asked Giorgio Quagliuolo, president of CONAI.  Stefano Lavorini

The Ecolable 2017 award goes to paper innovation

The European policy on the subject of sustainable consumption and production is in rapid evolution and the paper industry is playing a leading role.

Comieco: 22nd annual report

Over 3.2 million t of paper and board collected in Italy in 2016. The South is driving the recovery with +8.6%.

Steel packaging: CAC is decreased

Having considered the position of the Ricrea consortium, it was confirmed on 3 July that the CONAI board of directors has decided to decrease the environmental tax credit for steel packaging.

MOCA sanctions: an opportunity for improvement

Sanction Decree no. 29 of February 2017 can be considered a turning point for an entire industrial sector (film manufacturers, converters and producers of food contact packaging). The perspective of a sector veteran (not without some bones to pick) opens an interesting discussion. Responses and further contributions welcome. Armando Vaccaro

Conai Prevention Call 2017

The new features of the fourth edition: the winners’ prize money has been increased to 400,000 euro, the Call also features new and innovative solutions compared to the most commonly used packaging for the same application; as well as the Conai Eco Tool, the analyses in the specific cases will also be subject to validation by a third party certification body. Registration is open until June 30.

Food contact: changing regulatory landscape

More controls and focus on harmonizing legislation underway at European level: notes and considerations on the 19th edition of the seminar “Materials and articles in direct food contact” of last December 15, 2016 - organized by the Istituto Italiano Imballaggio - which saw the regular participation of the work group of Dr.ssa Maria Rosaria Milana (ISS:Italian National Institute for Health). By Marinella Vitulli


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