Renewable Matter # 22 / July-August

Ecodesign for Aluminium

by Sergio Ferraris

Guidelines for designing environmentally-sustainable aluminium packaging have been established by CiAl – the Italian consortium responsible for the recovery and recycling of these kinds of packaging. A virtuous example of industrial symbiosis.

 

Thinking circular. It sounds easy but, when dealing with industrial processes, the approach of having a common thread linking products from the cradle to the grave, and considering end-of-life recycling from the very design phase, is not as easy as it sounds. Industrial culture in the 20th century has not adopted this approach and a product’s end of life destiny has...

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