Renewable Matter # 27 / May-June

Itelyum: Circular Economy, Systemic Vision

by Ilaria N. Brambilla

An international leader in the regeneration of used lubricant oils and the production of solvents, Itelyum is a prime example of how the concept of circular economy can extend from the core business of waste management and recovery, to a more inclusive economic, social and environmental vision.


A few years ago, in his book Corporation 2020, economist Pavan Sukhdev explained how companies going forward would have to behave differently to those in the so-called “brown economy”, the unsustainable state of affairs that dominated the 20th Century. Sukhdev identified four main directions for change: aligning the goals of...

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