For more than 20 years, CONAI has been a virtuous example for recycling packaging waste, while also playing a leading role in Italy’s Green Economy. In fact, CONAI’s work not only focuses on protecting the environment but also on creating economic and social value, with a major positive impact on employment.
The 2020 data set a record for our country, which brought 73% of the packaging materials put on the market to a second life, far exceeding the minimum recycling targets in force (55%).
If we add recovery to recycling, i.e. the exploitation of packaging materials as an energy source, we reach 83.7% of the total amount of packaging waste recovered.
Thus also contributing to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere: in 2020 alone, 4.4 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided thanks to the recycling of the consortium system.
Thanks to recycling packaging waste, in 2020 consumption of about 4,6 million tons of raw material was avoided, equal to the weight of 460 Eiffel towers.
Talking about economics, the benefits generated by the CONAI-Consorzi di Filiera reached over one billion euros in 2020 and from 2005 to 2020 totaled 12.8 billion euros. The commitment since 1998 has avoided the filling of 175 new medium-sized landfills.
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