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Plastic, useful but…
Although it may be one of the most widespread materials in the world, in reality it is a relatively recent invention. The first plastic manufacture dates back to the second half of the 19th century, but it was only after the Second World War that its development began to permeate every aspect of our lives: from attempt...

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Plastics around the world: the numbers
Global production of plastic is constantly growing and does not look set to decrease. From 15 million tonnes in 1964, production increased to about 400 million tonnes in 2016. These figures give us an opportunity to reflect: in 1989, 100 million tonnes were produced, in 2000 around 200, and in 2009 as many as 250. In 1...

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Working towards sustainability
The testimony of Giovanni Francesco Martoccia, Sustainability Program Developer SGS ItalyEveryone should consider work as a vocation, understood as the desire to achieve goals not out of duty, but out of passion. As utopian as this might seem, there are testimonies, like mine, that disprove the sceptics.The re...

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