Supporting the environment at this time is essential, and certainly the recovery of material from what we throw away helps to reduce the so-called human environmental footprint. 

Recycling activities have great environmental value because they contribute to reducing CO2 emissions, saving primary raw materials and energy. 

Whenever a product comes from the primary material, therefore from extractive activities, or for paper, from the cellulose of trees, the extraction process that determines the final product has greater impacts than the manufacturing process that derives from the use of the material first obtained from the recycling activity. The UN recently reaffirmed the importance of the circular economy, based on those materials that we know from production to be recyclable. 

When they become waste, it will be possible to recover raw material that will return to the production cycle, thus closing the circle. 

The paper supply chain is an important part of the circular economy, in fact, when a paper and cardboard product is produced, it is already known that it can be easily recycled. 

The circular economy can and must be the answer to the waste of natural resources, because on the one hand it reduces the dependence of some states on virgin raw materials, and on the other it reduces the environmental impacts associated with the production of new goods.


Francesco Sicilia