Circular business and green economy at Ecomondo 2019

Published 16/9 at 14:29

Ecomondo 2019 will be held this year from 5 to 8 November at the Rimini Expo Centre and organised by the Italian Exhibition Group.

This is aimed at trade and industry members interested in the cross sectoral industrial symbiosis of green and circular economies, with key players including both public and private organisations and bodies. Held simultaneously with Ecomondo will be ‘Key Energy’, concerning renewable energies, and Sal.Ve, the triennial waste vehicle eExpo, and will also host the annual appointment of the States General of the Green Economy. As a leader in the Euro-Mediterranean area for the circular economy and promoter of innovation for enterprises of new business models, Ecomondo has developed as a platform for new legislation, managing and planning initiatives and for green economy business models.  This has been accomplished under the auspices of the Technical Scientific Committee chaired by Professor Fabio Fava of the University of Bologna.

Innovative technology for the integrated management and exploitation of material to improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes will be focused on, including the recycling of waste typical of a linear economy to an established circular economy system.  For Circular Bio economy, the spotlight will be on EU regulations aimed at limiting and eliminating disposable plastic products. Another expo macro sector is that of the remediation of contaminated sites and their consequent requalification. Lastly, the integrated wastewater cycle, will have increased exhibition space featuring enterprises concerned with the water cycle, from its sourcing to its return to the environment. In the expo area there will also be a focus on the use of water in agriculture, and a seminar on sustainable irrigation held by two members of the Water Technical Scientific Committee, Francesco Fatone (Marches Polytechnic University and International Water Association - IWA) and Attilio Toscano (University of Bologna).

Ecomondo will again feature Italian and international start-ups, and is held in collaboration and with the support of Aster-Emilia-Romagna Region, the Knowledge Innovation Community of the EIT (Climate, Raw Materials and Innoenergy), the University of Bologna and Confindustria Giuseppina Mai Foundation.

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