Rudi Bressa

Rudi Bressa is a freelance journalist and naturalist who writes about the environment, science, renewable energy and the circular economy for various Italian newspapers.

The Pros and Cons of Reducing Transport Emissions Using LNG

Heavy haul transport has to understand which path to choose. Better to fully push toward electrification, with technology that is not yet mature, or to go through a gas-powered tra...

Colombia Chooses the Circular Economy

Last November, Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development announced that it would launch the country’s first National Circular Economy Strategy. This initia...

New Life to Plastic and Industry 4.0. A Boost for the Circular Economy

The green revolution has already started: that of the circular economy, innovative recovery of materials and solutions to problems plaguing our planet. This is what Ecomondo has be...

Turning Cork Ethical

Cork is a valuable material: more than 40 years are needed to obtain a single cork. It is a noble material that embodies the history of its native land. It can be 100% recovered an...

Are Universities Ready for the Circular Economy?

University of Bradford. ©Tim Green aka atouch/Wikimedia Commons/cc-by-2.0   Looking at the numbers and expectations regarding the development of a circular economy in Eu...

Sustainable Water Management in Cities

The sustainable management of water resources is an extremely topical subject in today’s world. This is especially true in highly urbanised metropolitan areas, where land use and t...

Slovenia Aims to Become a Circular Hub for Europe

A circular transition. Slovenia launched this campaign during the Third Circular Challenge Conference held on the 10th and 11th May 2018 in Kostanjevica na Kriki and Maribor, and e...

All the Secrets of Cork, Circular by Nature

Forty million cells and only 0.16 grams per cubic centimetre. Around 90% air. These are some of the characteristics that make every single piece of cork unique. A naturally derived...

A Heritage Worth Preserving

Looking at any map of the geographical distribution of cork oak (Quercus Suber L.), what immediately catches the eye is the precise area in which it has spread over time: the Medit...

Barcelona, Fab City

There is a new idea of a society that is catching on in many cities, from Paris to Boston, Amsterdam to Barcelona. Actually, it is more of a movement stemming from the very princip...

The Need for a Perspective Change

“All packaging plastic must be recyclable by 2030.” This is the appeal launched by Brussels at the beginning of 2018. A strategy aimed at drastically reducing plastic waste while c...

The Landfill, a Model for Economic Participation

The story of Belvedere SPA started in the past century. Founded in 1997, for the last 20 years, it has managed the waste disposal site for the Municipality of Peccioli, in the Prov...

From Sheets to Packaging to Newspapers

The European Pulp and Paper Industry can be considered one of the bioeconomy beacons of the Old Continent. The Pulp and Paper sector has a high rate of collection and recycling, us...

Repairing Your Teeth with a Bunch of Barbera

It has all the ingredients to become a successful story. We are talking about Nobil Bio Ricerche, a Piedmont-based business located in Portacomaro, in the Asti area, that for over ...

Good Fibre Packaging

Every year 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. Every year we use 1 trillion plastic bags, most of them only once. A constant stream of plastic waste, that is fil...

The New Economy According to Tim Jackson

  Meant as a report for the British government in 2009, Prosperity without Growth is back in the bookstores in a completely revised new edition. In such volume, Tim Jackson, pro...

This is How We Recycle Nappies

It is the first technology able to 100% recycle materials making up nappies and absorbent products. A plant built from scratch in Lovadina di Spresiano (Treviso), which transforms ...