Circular economy and industry

Rivers of plastic

Asia is the continent where the largest number of polluted and polluting rivers are located. On the list of the 50 river basins suffering from the worst conditions, 44 are on the Asian continent with the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China and…

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Plastic pollution, a problem. Especially at sea

Plastics, a curiosity at the beginning of the century, became ubiquitous by the mid decades, seemingly as essential to our way of life as the very air we breathe: Jeremy Rifkin's phrase well summarizes the role played by this material…

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Energy transition: few years left to change course

The next few years will be crucial to achieve the sustainability goals set by the UN Agenda 2030 and, today, the whole world is looking forward to the upcoming COP26, the conference on climate change to be held in Glasgow…

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Net Zero: a great challenge for everyone

Net zero, i.e. zero emissions by 2050: this is the goal of the first global energy roadmap. According to the new Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA)…

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Interview with professor Edoardo Croci from Bocconi university

Soft&Green asked Professor Edoardo Croci, professor and coordinator of the Green Economy Observatory at the Bocconi University’s GREEN Center, to reflect on the energy transition. The ecological transition is fundamental for our country and will also require a major commitment…

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The value chain: beyond the company perimeter

Increased consumer awareness and increasingly stringent international human rights policies have led many companies to adopt monitoring systems that go well beyond what happens within the company walls. In fact, there is a growing awareness of how wide the perimeter…

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Let’s not call them suburbs…

One of the great themes underlying city development is that of the suburbs. The centre/suburb juxtaposition has for decades characterised the functions, urban quality and value of city spaces, and the term suburb has almost always had a negative connotation:…

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