The seventh art reminds us that our future is dependent on the health of the Earth
Renewed partnership between the Italian national consortium for the organic recycling of biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging and the historic Turin festival, which for over two decades has been promoting films exploring the relationship between man and nature
Turin, 08 JUNE 2023 - Helping people experience the intense emotions that only the greatest spectacles on Earth can arouse, documenting the degradation caused to ecosystems by senseless development, encouraging civic commitment capable of spreading best practices to help the planet. Few things are more suited to these aims than art. And of all the arts, few are as evocative and engrossing as cinema. This is why BIOREPACK, the Italian national consortium for the organic recycling of biodegradable and compostable plastic packaging, has once again decided to sponsor the CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival in Turin, now in its 26th edition, taking place from 5 to 11 June.
“Cinema is a great ally that reminds us that our future depends on the health of the Earth,” explained Marco Versari, president of BIOREPACK. “We believe it is important to support an initiative like the CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival, which plays a key role in promoting the protection of natural resources, a goal that also inspires our own work."
Established in 2020, BIOREPACK is the first supply chain consortium within the CONAI system dedicated to the separate collection and organic recycling of compostable bioplastic packaging together with organic waste. This approach arose from the circular bioeconomy as well as an initiative whose value is twofold: food waste represents 40% of all domestic waste produced every day. In addition, recovering organic waste through anaerobic digestion and composting makes it possible to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions. This helps to reduce greenhouse gases, while also capturing carbon in the soil, which is of strategic importance in balancing the ecosystem and combatting phenomena such as reduced soil fertility, desertification and erosion.
In this context, certified compostable bioplastic packaging is a fundamental tool to enhance the value of food waste. It enables the efficient and hygienic collection of food waste using carrier bags and fruit and vegetable bags. What’s more, its use in food packaging (as food film, tableware, nets, trays and beverage capsules) makes it possible to limit the amount of unsorted waste produced, since compostable bioplastics can be recycled together with food waste (without having to separate contents and containers), instead of being sent for incineration, or worse still, to landfill.
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BIOREPACK, the National Consortium for the Organic Recycling of Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic Packaging, is a non-profit consortium under private law, with articles of association approved by a decree from the Ministry for Ecological Transition in agreement with the Ministry for Economic Development, with the aim of ensuring development of the differentiated collection and organic recycling of bioplastics together with the organic fraction of waste (article 182 c of the Consolidated Environment Law - Legislative Decree no. 152/2006). It is made up of more than 200 companies active in the production of raw materials, processing and industrial use of UNI EN 13432-certified compostable bioplastic packaging, as well as its organic recycling.
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