Marco Gisotti

Green and Circular Jobs

In the beginning there were eco-jobs, then jobs with a low carbon dioxide content, and finally green jobs. Now circular jobs have also appeared, explicitly referencing the circular...

Paper and Cardboard Become Smart

Packaging (just think of ancient urns) has long been made to contain, transport and, above all, store food. Or even to avoid food waste.  These days, in rich countries, the wide a...

How Cans Have Changed

Tracing the history of a can of our favourite beverage would be sufficient to realize how the world of packaging in the food sector has changed. Starting from the creation of a new...

Steel: A Safe of Nature

In the collective imagination, steel is the indestructible metal (an alloy to be more precise) par excellence. As a matter of fact, it is no accident that it belongs to those mater...

The Links of a New Economy for Italy and Europe

Where is it that the circular economy knits together with the ethical economy? To casual observers – those interpreting recovery and recycling of materials exclusively taking into ...

Glass Recycling Is km 0

Glass has a very ancient origin. It seems that the first people who produced it were the inhabitants of Mesopotamia, although the oldest fragments that we know of are from Egypt da...

In Italy Glass Generates 1.4 Billion Euros

While the traditional economy struggles to go on and sometimes it stops, glass keeps on rolling, making the wheels of economy spinning. These are not just mere words but an accurat...

Successful Granules

In 1986, in Italy, the Italian Ministry of the Environment was created. At that time, environmental law was still extremely indefinite. Waste was collected and then sent mostly to ...

Mission 99% Accomplished

Changing often means evolving, keeping up with the times. What seemed to be a pioneering activity more than thirty years ago, when the Mandatory Consortium for Used Oils (Consorzio...

Not Renewable, but Everlasting

Virtually, the aluminium of the beer can you had last night is everlasting, even if its use is a very recent application. Aluminium is not found in nature, for centuries its value ...

The Secret of Steel

When Jared Diamond wrote his essay Guns, Germs and Steel. A Brief History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years purported to show a picture of the history of mankind from an ecolo...

It Takes a Flower

In Hannover, Germany, the natural rubber used for treads has been replaced by a new product, an extract of dandelion (to be precise of the Russian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz),...

Italy: Compost is Catching up

Collection of the organic fraction continues to grow in Italy. This gives us a profile of excellence compared to the rest of Europe, and in some cases such as Milan, even compare...