Sustainability: knowing the past to imagine the future

Sustainability has become a major focus of the world's media. Through the contribution provided by the determination and grit of young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, public opinion in many countries has turned its attention to this topic. Introduced ‘officially’ for the…

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Sustainability: some important milestones

Many milestones have marked the path towards sustainability. Rather than offering an in-depth account, to help readers navigate their way through such a complex history, Soft&Green has chosen a few dates in each decade, from the 1960s to the 1990s,…

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Women at the forefront of sustainability

How many people know that Gro Harlem Brundtland, from whom the report "Our Common Future" took its name, is a woman? She graduated in medicine from the University of Oslo and was the first female Prime Minister of Norway. Brundtland…

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Sailing in plastic

#weareallinthesameboat. This appeal was started by Alex Bellini, navigator and explorer, who, in order to bring attention to the problem of plastic in the oceans and spread a culture that is more attentive to environmental protection, embarked on a new…

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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…

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A world without plastic

Plastic, now globally recognized as a problem, has for years been considered an important resource for economic development and easier daily life. From our homes to our cars, from supermarkets to entertainment venues: imagining them all without plastic can sometimes…

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The government is also going green

Have you ever heard of GPP? It is not a new online acronym, but that of Green Public Procurement, green purchasing in government. Recently arrived in Italy, it provides for the introduction of criteria to reduce environmental impact into the…

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