Amazon Go: where is the supermarket going?

First there was the shop, perhaps small and local. Then the stores grew and moved further away. There was the shopkeeper who served us, then self-service shops appeared. Then came the explosion of the web and new technologies "dematerialized" 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…

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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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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…

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Milan bids farewell to plastic

The European directive banning disposable plastic objects such as cutlery, glasses and straws will officially come into force in 2021. In agreement with Legambiente (an environmentalist association in Italy) and Confcommercio (Italy's General Confederation of Enterprises, Professions and Self-Employment), the…

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Working towards sustainability

The testimony of Giovanni Francesco Martoccia, Sustainability Program Developer SGS Italy Everyone 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…

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