Circular economy and industry

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: an uninteresting urban area considered difficult, with…

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Certifications: the main thing is communication

Obtaining a certification is a commitment that must be valued. Including certifications in the communication strategy helps to increase market competitiveness and raise people’s awareness. In fact, it is important to make everyone, the consumer first and foremost, understand that certifications offer quality standards that are reflected…

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ISO, nice to meet you

The idea of establishing a reference for the measurement of units of magnitude has a long history. As early as the ancient Egyptians, for example, the “cubit” was identified as a unit of measurement (corresponding to the length of a pharaoh’s forearm) to bring order to the…

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What the certificates don’t say. Yet.

Sustainability helps to create shared value. For this to happen, however, it must be translated into concrete practices, which in turn must be properly understood and known about in order to deliver the expected benefits.

That doesn’t always happen. On the…

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Buzzwords: biodegradable, compostable and bioplastic

Perhaps it is not really a Shakespearean dilemma, but the question about the difference between a biodegradable and a compostable material is one of those that we have all made at least once. The answer can be found in international standard EN 13432 of the European Standardization Committee. This is…

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