CONAI and EXPO Milano support the Circular Economy Programme
CONAI (National Packaging Consortium) together with EXPO Milano 2015 underlines the importance of recycling garbage: they agreed to support the Circular Economy Programme.
30 marzo, 2015
On March 24th CONAI (National Packaging Consortium) and EXPO Milano 2015 signed and agreement to support the Circular Economy Programme. In the EXPO six-months-period the exhibition is probably going to produce around 80 tons of wastes per day, with peaks of about 130 tons during week-ends. It will therefore be fundamental to recycle garbage alerting visitors and exhibitors.
At least 40% of the wastes will be produced by visitors, whereas 60% will be “released” by the exhibition and restaurant areas. In order to inform and guide people who work at EXPO and to stimulate tourists, CONAI will make some panels and informative boards to make sure that all the garbage, packaging and non packaging will be correctly recycled.
The aim is
to recycle 70% of the global wastes through the different Consortiums and the
compost, and the recycling system
of EXPO Milano 2015 will be the same in use in the city itself. Paper,
glass, platic and metal packaging, food wastes will be collected separately and
inserted again in the production cycles.
EXPO 2015 agreement includes the implementation of an environmental counter
that will measure the environmental, economical, and social benefits that come
from recycling. The counter will measure different things, including CO2
emissions, waste saving and recycling, hydro and energetic saving. The
environmental counter has been planned with AMSA – Gruppo A2A cooperation and
will monitor garbage collection and recycling.
CONAI will prepare some short videos, in the Italian and the English language
to show how to behave correctly when recycling inside the EXPO Universal
Exhibition. For the youngest ones, there will be an interactive game and other
Universal Exhibition spaces there will also be 30 benches made up of recycled
packaging materials: a concrete example of a circular economoy model theat
works and that it’s sustainable form an environmental and economic point of
Milano 2015”, said Piero Galli,
General Director of the Sales & Entertainment Department of EXPO 2015
S.p.A., “wants to leave some positive traces supporting sustainability in the
organization of this event, coherently with the theme ‘Feed the planet, energy
for life’. This means that reaching high objective on the recycling field. We
want to give a good example and a benchmark for future exhibitions and big
events. For this reason we ask all the operators and participants to
is one of the central issues in EXPO 2015 and CONAI is happy to share its
expertise in the recycling sector”, commented Walter Facciotto, CONAI General
Director, This means not only to
protect the environment but also to promote economic development. In our 15 years
of activity we generated 15,2 billion euros of benefits inside the Italian
CONAI and other consortiums activity in the last 15 years the recycling
scenario has changed completely.
In 1998 just 33,2% of the packaging was recuperated, today 77,5% is
saved. These results allowed to avoid the building of at least 100 dumps,
stopped 125 tons CO2 emissions and saved 350 billion KwH energy.