Studies and research

The strategy for the circular economy pursues the objective of sustainable growth involving all links in the supply chain: production, distribution, consumption and end-of-life of goods.

The complete transition towards an economy that knows how to regenerate itself therefore requires teamwork that starts with the design, where most of the impacts that products will have during their life cycle are defined. It is at this stage that the possibility for an asset to be reused, recycled, repaired or reused for other applications is determined.

The design phase is followed by the consumption phase through virtuous systems involving economic operators, such as reuse systems, or directly the final consumers, who are responsible for the purchase choices.

It is precisely the citizens who continue to be responsible, together with the municipalities, for the correct management of the goods when they become waste, thus representing the first step in the recycling chain through the correct delivery of products at the end of their life, which is crucial for waste to become a resource again.

This would not be possible without the remaining recycling chain and therefore all the industrial apparatus that transforms waste into new resources to be introduced into new production processes. This system supports the recycling market, which is essential for the development of the circular economy.

CONAI promotes and supports various studies and research on the circular economy, with the aim of investigating, through sector or more general studies, where we are and what needs to be done to make the supply chain increasingly circular.

Sustainable production


Surveys and in-depth investigations:

LCA studies:


Recycling Market

Local Prevention