Renewable Matter # 10 / May-June

Dangerous Short-sightedness

by Sofia Mannelli

European and Italian laws do not seem to keep up with the development of green chemistry, constantly drawn towards research and innovation. It is running the risk of clashing with the very concept of waste reuse and that of cascade use. 

 

Whichever way you look at it, the very concept of biorefinery involves innovation: from the choice of production location – often in decommissioned industrial areas – to the type of raw materials, whether from specific supply chains or from waste use, from cultivation methods to at least partially renewable packaging.

Not only that. The whole...

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