Giorgia Marino

Giorgia Marino – Chief editor of Materia Rinnovabile | Renewable Matter. Freelance journalist and web editor, her writing is focused around the environment and innovation. She has been the editor-in-chief of Greenews.info and now writes for various magazines, including the Italian national newspaper La Stampa.

Oil and bicycle: in Siena the recovery starts from sustainability

The post-Covid recovery will have to start from the territories, from the communities and from sustainability. The initiative launched by Sienambiente for a green recovery of the P...

Amazon, Do not destroy

The first law in the world banning the destruction of returned or unsold products has been passed in France. This happened following the wave of indignation unleashed after the rel...

Rethinking the Chinese Economy

  When was the circular economy idea first introduced in China? “As far as I know the idea of circular economy (CE) was first introduced in China in the late 1990s, by research...

The Circular Republic of China

In Shanghai, the city’s administration excels in its commitment to electronic waste recycling, an ongoing ordeal that emerged from China’s digital boom. Urban mining potential is b...

There's Good in CO2 (If You Know How to Find It)

  The area of Turin known as “Innovation Mile”, between the Po and Dora Riparia rivers, is home to a large number of innovative companies and technological institutes. The newes...

The Right to Repair

A washing machine is not forever, there’s little doubt about this. But, if buying an appliance used to be a long-term investment, nowadays this is no longer true. Whether obsolesce...

The Museum of the Non-discarded

Some define it as the Sistine Chapel of the poor, a humble Louvre, a Divine Comedy of work tools, of waste and worn out shoes. Famous critics regard it as an extraordinary and uniq...

A Tyre's Sense in Music

Music is born out of silence. And silence can stem from a discarded tyre, after years spent squealing on tarmac. The project for the acoustic improvement of Parma’s Toscanini Audit...

Power to Imagination. The Radical Green Future of Ecotopia 2121

  Radical, visionary, eccentric, ironic, and firmly outside the box. Shamelessly, boldly and irreverently utopian. You can love it or hate it, but you can surely not remain indi...

REbuild: To Decarbonise Construction We Need to Close the Loop

We need a paradigm shift, even in the construction sector. Deep, fast and pervasive. In one word, ground-breaking: or better “disruptive,” as the innovator’s jargon calls it. Innov...

An (Almost) Perfect Circle: Paper Recycling in Italy

Making a virtue of necessity. This has always been the mantra in the Italian paper industry. A Country of “poor” forests that are not particularly productive in terms of biomass, t...

The Plastic Route no Longer Leads East

A little girl plays among heaps of packaging and plastic waste coming from every corner of the world. She “fishes” for dead fish in a polluted stream, whilst sheep graze on bubblew...