The conference “National Excellence Cluster: Recycling Plastic” starts today in Rome, organized by Legambinte in collaboration with Corepla. Until now, plastic has been considered a piece of waste to be disposed of; this conference aims to turn upside down this vision facing the main theme around this topic, the Environment Minister, Gian Luca Galletti who confirmed his presence.
The idea is to maximize the recycling of plastic materials, and to eliminate waste disposal by 2020, besides creating new workplaces for research and development. Another topic is green purchases – supported by the increasing number of administrations – meaning the purchases are being revised not just on the grounds of money invested and service, but on environmental impact aiming to better sustainability too.
The program is going to be presented to guests of honor; after presentations they will speak about the new production chain of plastic in Italy, and then about the new possibilities that recycling offers and green purchases. Moreover, research is going to be discussed especially related to packaging; least but not last outlooks, challenges and chances offered by recycling are going to be discussed.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa