The circularity of Italian leather, “the winning process”: UNIC’s workshop at Lineapelle96 is a success

Reducing energy consumption. Giving back value to something that would otherwise be a waste. Prolonging the lives of products. These are the three concepts on which circularity, main focal point of the workshop planned by UNIC – Concerie Italiane, in collaboration with Confindustria and Lineapelle, aims to present as the best practicesfound by companies that are part of the chain. Additionally, the project showcases the products manufactured by Aquarno, Ebarrito, eMOTIVI, Favini, Lapi Gelatine, MaprotecMotta Pelli, Regenesi, Re-new, Sagitta, tbSTUDIO. “Circular economy is a win-win process, because production is done by reducing the waste by-products that are brought to the landfill, and the process uses less fuel and thus, generates less emissions”, explains Marco Valliof Confindustria, who, based on the data published on the GreenItaly 2018 report by Symbola, highlighted how “Italy is the European country producing less waste (in comparison to 1 million euro of goods manufactured). It is second only to Germany for smallest amount of industrial waste”. This is possible “because, since the beginning, we have learned to manufacture a lot, with very little”. “Circular economy doesn’t happen by itself”, added Fabiana Orlandi of UNIC, while introducing the important project created by the ‘National Agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable development’, (ENEA), project that connects two or more dissimilar businesses”, explained Pier Luigi Porta. “The idea begins with the concept of industrial symbiosis, where businesses can discover the possible interactions between one another, starting with their waste by-products, that can become raw material for others – continues Mr. Porta -. All of this, while sharing services and experience”.

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