In Italy it is possible to use electric scooters in the city: the Official Gazette makes law 160 of 27 December 2019 operational. The amendment of the maneuver changes the rules for these widespread two-wheeled vehicles, agile in traffic and with a...
Europe says stop to the use of disposable plastic. The European Parliament approved a package of measures that will ban disposable items by 2021. The new directive become definitive in 2021 and prohibit Member States to use a series of disposable plastic items...
Arctic is in full climatic emergency. It has been over a month now that the fires are devastating vast areas of Siberia and Alaska, beyond the Arctic Circle. Greenland is also involved to a lesser extent. The worst situation is...
What impact will the Coronavirus emergency have on the dimensions of sustainable development? What are the goals of the 2030 Agenda on which this crisis is most affected? What are the effects on the indicators that measure the country's sustainability? The Italian...
Erosion is a major problem facing sandy beaches that will worsen with the rising sea levels brought about by climate change. According to the study, published in Nature Climate Change, effective climate action could prevent 40% of that erosion....
Trento, Mantua, Bolzano, Pordenone and Parma are the cities at the top of the 2019 Urban Ecosystem ranking, the research of Legambiente, Ambiente Italia and Il Sole 24 Ore on the environmental performance. Trento rises from fourth to first place followed by...
In Italy fishermen become custodians of the cleanliness of the seas. The Council of Ministers approved the Salvamare bill presented by Environment Minister Sergio Costa. Fishermen will be able to collect the plastic and bring the one that ends up in the nets...
Re-launching the car market and favoring the transition to hybrid or electric, reducing polluting emissions: this is the objective of the Italian government which, with the relaunch decree, has put 70 million euros on the balance to encourage the...
Italy confirms itself as the vanguard of the European recycling industry, ranking third for packaging recovery (with a recycling rate of 67%), after Germany (71%) and Spain (70%). Several supply chains of paper (paper, glass, plastic, wood, aluminum and steel) have already...
Plastic-free beaches also in Tuscany. After Puglia, Tuscany also bans disposable plastic items from the summer of 2019. In nine hundred bathing establishments, along about 230 km of coastline, giving food and drink in non-recyclable disposable containers will be forbidden. The Tuscany Region, in...

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