The European Circular Economy Laws set the recycled packaging quota at 65% by 2025, and at 70% by 2030 (only 55% for plastic). Italian collection and consortium systems are the company’s answer to collective, environmental and health problems, in the respect of the directives and objectives fixed by competent and present politics. The new sustainability report of the Conai system summarizes the results obtained so far and indicates a possible path towards an increasingly sustainable future.
CONAI, the National Packaging Consortium, is a private non-profit consortium. It is a system forming the response from private companies to a problem of collective interest, i.e. the environment, in accordance with the guidelines and objectives set by the political system. 900,000 companies which produce or use packaging have joined the Consortium System.
CONAI directs the activities and guarantees the recovery results of 6 Consortia: steel (Ricrea), aluminium (Cial), paper/cardboard (Comieco), wood (Rilegno), plastic (Corepla) and glass (Coreve), ensuring the necessary link between these Consortiums and Public Administration.
Italian collective systems, an idea for the planet
Sustainable development: a collective effort
CONAI and Consortium industries
The wood packaging recycling industry
The steel packaging recycling industry
Domenico Rinaldini, Federico Fusari
The aluminium packaging recycling industry
Bruno Rea, Gino Schiona
The paper packaging recycling industry
The plastic packaging recycling industry
Antonello Ciotti, Massimo Paravidino
The glass packaging recycling industry
Packaging recovery performances and the future of this sector in Italy