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The quarterly magazine Renewable Matter is the in-depth tool of the magazine, in English and Italian.

Each issue addresses a key topic of the circular economic transition, giving voice to experts, political leaders, innovators, designers and entrepreneurs. Soil, construction, circular fashion, food systems, services, bioeconomy, sharing economy, sustainable finance are some of the themes that you will find on the pages of Renewable Matter, available only via subscription in paper and digital format.

An essential intelligence tool, to be read calmly and carefully, a tool for businesses and research centers. Subscribers will find access to all issues published to date.

Number # 31

Renewable Matter

2020 May

A special issue on Soil: regeneration, bioeconomy, sustainable agriculture and struggle for soil protection, among the topics covered. With interviews with Natalia Rodríguez Eugenio (FAO), David R. Montgomery (Washington University), Massimo Centemero (CIC).

Number # 29-30

Renewable Matter

2019 September-December

Dossier: rethinking the Chinese economy, with interviews with Hao Tan, a green mining investigation, and the circular revolution of the Chinese industry. From the world: Malaysian bioeconomy, Colombian plans for a green economy, Algeria's difficult path towards sustainability.

Number # 28

Renewable Matter

2019 July-August

Circularity19, the USA embraces the circular economy: interview with Tom Szaki, Loop, Kate Brandt, Google. Dossier: US Bioeconomy. The world of biopolymers and neoplastics.

Number # 27

Renewable Matter

2019 May-June

Circular Economy Stakeholder conference, getting organized for real, with talks by Cillian Lohan, Peter Schmidt, Alexandre Lemille, Sandrine Dixson-Decleve. Bioeconomy Dossier: Thailand.

Number # 26

Renewable Matter

2019 March-April

The right to repair, OpEd by Gay Gordon-Byrne. A story of ice by Fabiano Ventura, photographer. Exclusive: the end of life of ships. Dossier: the bioeconomy to produce energy. Amorim and the ethical cork.

Number # 25

Renewable Matter

2019 January-February

IPCC, on the climate we are still in time; the transformation of CO2 into materials. Jyrki Katainen and the reasons for sustainable development. Education: universities are ready to teach the circular economy. Bioeconomy Dossier: Greece.

Number # I-2

Renewable Matter

2018 Packaging in Circular Economy

Number # 23-24

Renewable Matter

2018 September-October

Marx Reloaded: rethinking the circular economy from a social point of view, creating new jobs. Italy Dossier: interview with Sergio Costa, Italian Minister of the Environment, and Luca Meini ENEL; Mario Bonaccorso: the bioeconomy made in Italy.

Number # 22

Renewable Matter

2018 July-August

Report: Circular Economy for Food, with interviews with Danielle Nieremberg (Foodtank), Jaqueline Alder (Fao) Franco Fassio (UNISG) to rethink the food system; Glasgow, Maribor, Portland, Milan the circular cities have arrived, Bioeconomy Dossier: Ireland.

Number # 21

Renewable Matter

2018 May-June

Karl Polany explained by Alex Lemille; Martin Chater: rethinking circular design; exclusive: the EU Circular Economy Package told by Simona Bonafè and Janez Potočnik. Plastic, the new world problem.

Number # 20

Renewable Matter

2018 February-March

Europe’s circular dream told by Kęstutis Sadauskas; planned obsolescence, Leyla Acaroglu's disruptive design, Patagonia's repair philosophy; Bioeconomy Dossier: Brazil; the color of jeans, a photo reportage by Diana Bagnoli.

Number # 19

Renewable Matter

2018 December-January

The call of the forest, Emanuele Bompan interviews Marc Palahí. From Wall Street to Piazza Affari, does finance become sustainable? Crowdfunding, equity and new financial tools. The Fater case.

Number # 18

Renewable Matter

2017 September-October

Tim Jackson and the transition to another economy; Micheal Braungart, cities like forests; Tai Lee Siang the future of the real estate sector. Bicycles and the circular economy, inert waste and the of end-of-life of tires.

Number # 17

Renewable Matter

2017 July-August

Two broad focuses: one on the sea, on the need to protect it from plastics and other pollutants, but also on the potential of the marine economy; one on the construction sector, ready for the challenge of the circular transition. In addition, an interview with Kate Raworth, author of "The Donut Economy".

Number # 16

Renewable Matter

2017 May-June

A passport for materials: it is the revolutionary vision of the Dutch Thomas Rau and Sabine Oberhuber, told in an interview. One of the fathers of the circular economy, Walter R. Stahel, explains the importance of extending the life of goods. Also in the fashion sector, to which the focus of this issue is dedicated.

Number # 15

Renewable Matter

2017 March-April

The issue opens with a reflection on urban architecture, circularity and sustainability and an interview with Stefano Boeri, urban planner and creator of the concept of Forest City. Then a broad focus on how packaging materials contribute to the fight against food waste.

Number # 14

Renewable Matter

2017 January-February

Aerospace research can help the circular economy: explains in an exclusive interview Roberto Battiston, president of the Italian space agency. Besides, the circular transition in Vietnam, the Cop22 of Marrakech and storytelling for the environment.

Number # 13

Renewable Matter

2016 November-December

Donald Trump at the White House: a reflection on what will change for climate and environmental policies with the least green American president ever. And also, a focus on permanent materials (aluminum, glass, steel) and the development of green chemistry in Southern Italy.

Number # 12

Renewable Matter

2016 September-October

The debate on the circular economy package at the European Parliament and an exclusive interview with Ellen McArthur, a former world record sailor and president of the foundation that bears her name, dedicated to promoting the circular model.

Number # 11

Renewable Matter

2016 July-August

Is it really possible to achieve the "zero waste" goal? We asked Paul Connett, scientist and father of the Zero Waste Strategy. Besides, a look at the construction sector, the Canadian bioeconmia and circular developments in Africa.

Number # 10

Renewable Matter

2016 May-June

This issue opens with a theoretical reflection on the meaning, and the usefulness, of the concept of degrowth: in comparison the opinions of Kate Raworth and Giorgos Kallis. With a possible synthesis in the holistic vision of Carl Folke, transdisciplinary environmental scientist of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Number # 09

Renewable Matter

2016 March-April

Natural capitalism and the need for long-term sustainable development in the words of Amory Bloch Lovins, founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, interviewed exclusively by Emanuele Bompan. Besides, an excursus on the circular possibilities of the wine sector.

Number # 08

Renewable Matter

2016 January-February

The post-Paris Cop21 issue starts from the role that new generations will play in the green transition of the global economy, as Gunter Pauli recounts. Victor Olgyay, architect and researcher of the Rocky Mountain Institute, talks about how to apply the principles of circularity to construction sector.

Number # I-01

Renewable Matter

2015 Urban Mines of Aluminium

Aluminium “circular” performances are based on waste collection’s excellent figures. The supply chain finds its “mines” in the cities. An in-depth analysis of the material flows and their end use is accompanied by information on legal aspects and the role of aluminium in designing our material landscape.

Number # 06-07

Renewable Matter

2015 October-December

Where does the concept of waste come from and how should we change its boundaries today? In this issue, a broad reflection between theory and practice, starting from the interview with William McDonough, creator of the Cradle to Cradle standard.

Number # 5

Renewable Matter

2015 August

After the Milan Expo, some considerations on food waste and solutions to reduce it radically, through a circular approach. Besides, how art can repair nature: the extraordinary work of Daniel McCormick and Mary O'Brien.

Number # 4

Renewable Matter

2015 June

The future of the planet and the circular transition, in exclusive interviews with the great American environmentalist Lester Brown and the Indian economist Pavan Sukhdev. A reflection on natural capital signed by Gianfranco Bologna.

Number # 3

Renewable Matter

2015 April

Redefining the rules for market players: a focus on EPR, Extended Producer Responsibility. Insights on biomass and biofuels. The contributions by Karl Falkenberg of the European Commission and Vandana Shiva and the interview with the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Number # 2

Renewable Matter

2015 January- February

Europe and the circular economy: a focus on community policies at a turning point for the green economy. With contributions by Kate Raworth, Johan Rockström, Robert Costanza.

Number # 1

Renewable Matter

2014 November-December

The first issue of Renewable Matter is a declaration of intent, with a broad overview of the bioeconomy and reflections by Christian Patermann of the European Commission, Gunter Pauli, Edo Ronchi, Catia Bastioli.