Don’t you love it when the detergent pack zooms across the shirt turning it a crisp white? Or when the toilet cleaner is advertised removing the grimy build-up to reveal a shiny, spotless surface? It’s pleasing to imagine the strong chemicals cutting through dirt and germs. But only because we’re not aware of the whole picture.
To celebrate the inauguration of Green Pea, Italy’s first dedicated green retail park, Cristina Celestina of Pianca recently presented Calatea Green, a chair that follows a circular economy model. The piece is a redesign of the company’s Calatea chair, originally developed in 2017, with new, eco-friendly materials and organic aesthetics for a greener version of the classic chair.
This study aims to test for factors affecting environmental sustainability and purchase intention in the fashion industry. Accordingly, the authors developed a framework that depicts the relationships between perceptions of social responsibility, consumer attitude, trust, purchase intention and perceived consumer effectiveness. Design/methodology/approach An online survey was conducted with an internationally diverse sample of 216 consumers.
On 16 April 2021 at 17:00 CEST (10:00 in Mexico) UNIDO ITPO Italy will host the online workshop “Business model and best practices of Italian tanning industry and its implications on circular economy”, a business training program to promote competitiveness on circular economy for companies in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. Co-organized by UNIDO ITPO Italy, the UNIDO Regional Office in Mexico (in the framework of its programme with Instituto de Emprendimiento Eugenio Garza Lagüera of Tecnológico de Monterrey) and Lineapelle, this 90-minute webinar will be dedicated to the perspectives of Italian experts operating in the leather sector, sharing updated information about sustainable best practices for the application of circular economy business models to the tanning industry.
In addition to the flurry of research relating to tyre pyrolysis published at the end of 2020 and the start of this year, in February it emerged that another related study has been released. In his master’s thesis for Tampere University, Mikko Sirén explored the best technologies for turning scrap tyres into secondary raw material and value-added products. The research project started in May 2020 as an initiative of Black Donuts, the turn-key tyre industry consultants, who desired up-to-date research of the recycling of discarded tyres as part of their circular economy initiatives.