The Symbola Foundation, Enel & CSR Europe are organising “100 Italian Circular Economies Stories” – a conference on how innovation and collaboration have lead to European championship – to be held on 15 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Key stakeholders from business, civil society and government will come together to present the Enel - Symbola Report on “100 Italian Circular Economies Stories” and further explore the topic of circular economy.
The event aims to focus on innovation and collaborative aspects of Italian circular economy stories, while framing them in a wider European business and policy context.
The report features 100 circular economies stories on supply chains, technologies and champions of the made-in-Italy circular economy. These stories and projects piece together a profile of the vast array of products "made in Italy" that are synonymous with beauty and quality, but also innovation and sustainability.What can we learn from the Italian circular economy stories?
Environmental challenges point to new opportunities and the circular economy is one of the most exciting and promising of these opportunities. Circular economy creates new opportunities for this specific collaborative capacity which forms part of the DNA of the entire Italian production system. It renews & enriches the natural flair for Italian design.
Although poor in natural resources, Italy is (based on Eurostat data):
- The 1st country with the highest level of secondary raw materials
- The 2nd European country for industrial recycling of non-hazardous waste
- The 2nd most efficient country in material consumption
These results can be attributed to a virtuous synergy between innovation by companies, research & training by universities and the promotion of new manufacturing model by business associations.
Circular economy creates new opportunities for that specific collaborative capacity which forms part of the DNA of the entire Italian production system. It renews & enriches the natural flair for Italian design.