Ecomondo 2022
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 10:00 - 12:45
  • Memo
  • Workshop Room B1 pav.
  • Italian
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & UNIRIMA, ASSORIMAP, ASSOFERMET

Assofermet, Assorimap and Unirima, the three national associations of recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic and paper, each one representative of a specific and functional sector of material recovery and with the common goal: recognizing the centrality of recycling in Italian and European industrial and environmental policies. These strategic sectors in the development and promotion of a circular economy in the waste sector, having/ a total of about 4,000 plants and 45,000 employees throughout the national territory, although they are excellences of our Country, leaders in the production of EoW / SRM, they have to deal with a growing bureaucracy, often unclear regulations, failure to comply with the principles of competition,  the need  for  constant innovation to be competitive and to face the increasingly complex challenges of the markets. In order to respond to the principles outlined by the Circular Economy and the Green New Deal, the field of the production of raw materials from waste treatment activities therefore needs adequate tools that relaunch the sector and, above all, that this important sector of the circular economy be placed at the center of national and European industrial policies.

Session Chair

Silvia Serranti, Sapienza University of Rome


10.00 Introduction
Silvia Serranti, Sapienza University of Rome

Recycling chains: industrial development and sustainability to win the European challenge of circularity

Assofermet (National association of recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals)
Brief introduction by Cinzia Vezzosi, Assofermet and Euric Vice President
Francesco Costa, CO.MET.FER. Spa

Assorimap (National Association of Recyclers and Regenerators of Plastic Materials)
Brief introduction by Walter Regis, President​
Remo Brusaferri, B. For PET Srl 

Unirima (National Union of Pulp Recovery and Recycling Enterprises)
Brief introduction by Francesco Sicilia, General Manager
Annamaria Buono, Calabra Maceri e Servizi SpA

The European framework
Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General EURIC - European Recycling Industries' Confederation
Ton Emans, President PRE - Plastics Recyclers Europe
Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit DG ENV - Circular Economy - From Waste to Resources

12.30 Conclusions