From consumer to consum-author

Demanding, selective, independent, competent, proactive and often not very faithful to the brand: these are the characteristics of consumers that some experts, including the sociologist Francesco Morace in Italy, now call consum-authors. A neologism created from the consideration that consumers…

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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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One Ocean Foundation

A code of ethics for the protection of the sea. This is the initiative promoted by One Ocean Foundation, an organization founded in March 2018, the mission of which is to combat pollution of the oceans and promote a blue…

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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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