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

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.

Solvent-free ink solutions

Sun Chemical and BASF present the potential of their latest solvent-free ink solutions to deliver more sustainable flexible packaging.

Environmental Packaging 2016

The 59th Packaging Oscars: 19 nominees, 8 Best Packaging awards presented. The products in competition were judged on the basis of environmental performance, as well as level of technological innovation and design quality.

Creators rather than artifacts of their own destiny

Doing the rounds, one hears a lot of fine talk, but the actual deeds done have been few. Not only in politics. It’s not always like that, obviously.
I am witness to the fact that, in the world of packaging, women and men still act who “do not follow or succumb to the wind, but they create it”, rather, to use the words of Pope Francesco, people who, in their job, do not renounce on wondering about “the broader meaning of life…”. Editorial by Stefano Lavorini

You give me an empty bottle, and I…

In collaboration with Ferrarelle, Aliplast showcases at its Ipack-Ima stand (Hall 7 stand B 51) a campaign for proper use of used plastic bottles, with resulting  economic and ecological benefits.

End of waste: new obligations and responsibilities

Ricrea (the National Steel Packaging Recycling and Recovery Consortium) is organizing the conference “When steel waste becomes new raw material” as part of “Made in Steel”, exhibition dedicated to the steel industry scheduled Rho Fiera Milano from the 20 to the 22 May, 2015, held alongside Ipack-Ima.

Eco-track: sustainability according 
to Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical publishes the fifth edition of its Sustainability Report, prepared using an online data collection system specifically designed to improve the quality of information and clearly illustrate the most significant compatibility projects fielded by the multinational in the world.

Fighting waste

On June 5th, World Environment Day, Lake Maggiore Meeting Industry organized the conference “Save food.

Paper and cardboard: collection and a seminar

According to figures released by Comieco, despite the effects of the economic crisis on consumption and overall production of waste, Italian collection of paper and cardboard stands at just under 3 million tonnes, with a per capita rate of 48.4 kg. Southern Italy (+4.8%) increased more than Central Italy (+4.6%), Northern Italy being affected by the decline in consumption (-1.7%). This has entailed the transfer of 88 million euros to Italian municipalities under the agreement.