Bioplastics Novamont British Ambassador

 Bioplastics Novamont British Ambassador

Beyond Plastics: the Novamont case study at the UK Embassy in Rome   Bioplastics Novamont British Ambassador

On October 2, at the Villa Wolkonsky, the official residence of the British Ambassador in Rome the event “Beyond Plastics” was held. The initiative aimed at stimulating dialogue between representatives of the Italian and British governments, engaged in the elimination of single-use plastics, together with business and civil society.Bioplastics Novamont British Ambassador

In April the United Kingdom, announced its intention to ban microbeads from cosmetics and to ban the sale of single-use plastics, starting from 2019,  underlining the significant role that biodegradable and compostable plastics can play in addressing the challenges of plastic pollution on land and climate change. Bioplastics Novamont British Ambassador

In the first part of the day, the Italian Ministries of the Environment, Agriculture, Education and Research, and the United Kingdom Departments for Enterprises, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), International Trade (DIT) and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA),  discussed the current policies and the future perspectives for plastics.

Alberto Castellanza, Novamont’s International Sales Manager, opened the second section dedicated to the industrial case studies and to civil society campaigns aimed at the reduction of plastic pollution. Bioplastics Novamont British Ambassador

Castellanza illustrated how the Novamont bioplastics are able to regenerate territories, in environmental, economic and social terms, as they are the result of a virtuous process, based on the regeneration of deindustrialised sites, on the integrated agricultural value chain and on products intended to solve specific problems.

Indeed biodegradable and compostable bioplastics are not designed to replace all plastic applications, but only where there are serious risks for soil pollution, as in the agricultural sector, and in the management of organic waste and in cosmetics.

On 3 October, the delegation of the British government visiting Rome, had the opportunity to learn about Mater-Biopolymer, Novamont’s new plant based in Patrica (FR), which is the result of the conversion of an old plant dedicated to the production of PET.

Today, the plant produces the ORIGO-BI. ORIGO-BI is a family of biopoliester obtained from raw materials of renewable origin, aimed at improving the technical and environmental performance of our compostable bioplastics called MATER-BI.

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Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

Organic Basics with Fulgar for sustainable fashion Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

The Danish brand Organic Basics will present three everyday garment collections, made using organic and recycled materials.

Two of these collections, SilverTech and Invisible, are both made with Q-Nova by Fulgar, Italy’s leading man-made fibre manufacturer.Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

Q-Nova is the innovative Made in Italy fibre in Nylon 6.6, produced with 99% recycled raw materials and developed entirely by Fulgar using a mechanical rather than chemical process. Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

“Organic Basics has chosen to emphasise quality and innovation for its collections – from eco-friendly materials to exceptionally high production standards, creating a model for sustainable business,” says Fulgar. Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

The Danish company promotes sustainable fashion for simple, eco-friendly clothing. This October it begins shipment of its latest SilverTech 2.0 range of underwear that is durable, comfortable, odour-killing and made from 100% sustainable materials, according to the company. Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

“We started off as an underwear subscription service that launched on Kickstarter. But things really took off when we came out with our first line of SilverTech odorless underwear. Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

Now we’re back with an improved line of SilverTech underwear. We enhanced our design for more comfort, heat regulation, durability, and breathability.

We partnered up with Polygiene, one of the most advanced and sustainable silver fabric treatments in the world, to give you an even better anti-microbial, odourless experience,” it explains. Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

“All our underwear and tees are made with 100% recycled nylon, making them more comfortable, more breathable, and more durable, while reducing our environmental footprint.” Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

“Italian manufactured nylon is the best in the industry. They are well known for making super light, super soft, extremely breathable nylon with 100% recycled raw materials and zero chemical processing. Nylon is more durable and stronger than typical fabrics. It also wicks away moisture – keeping you as dry as possible.” Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion

During the crowdfunding campaign for the new men’s collection that consists of boxer briefs, socks, a classic tee, a long-sleeve tee, and a towel the brand managed to raise US$ 155,589 of the original US$ 30,000 goal. Organic Basics Fulgar sustainable fashion



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