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Ecopulplast project holds steering board meeting in Capannori

Rossano Ercolini, Zero Waste Europe president

On June 23rd the steering board of the Ecopulplast Life Project, financed by the European Union, took place in Capannori (Lucca).

On this occasion, the new pilot plant which transforms paper mills’ pulper waste into pallets was presented at the headquarters of Selene (Selene is the leading company participating in the Ecopulpast Project and is partnering with Zero Waste Europe, Lucense and Capannori’s paper mills consortium).

The pilot plant, which transforms pulper waste into pallets thank to a system of injection, extrusion and molding, shows that waste which is currently landfilled and incinerated can be easily transformed into valuable materials and products. The Ecopulplast project puts the often spoken about Circular Economy principles into practice.

Rossano Ercolini

Rossano Ercolini

President of the Board at Zero Waste Europe
Rossano is a primary school teacher, and passionate Zero Waste leader. He has more than 20 years experience in the waste field and is a leading name of the zero waste movement in Italy. As a result of his efforts his home-town Capannori was the first European city to declare the goal of zero waste by 2020. He has helped the Zero Waste movement grow beyond the Italian borders into what is now the Zero Waste Europe movement. In 2013 Rossano was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, considered the “Green Nobel Prize” for his contributions to the Zero Waste movement in Italy.
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