Renewable Matter # 4 / June

The Circular Economy at the Reach of Municipalities At Zero Cost

by Roberto Rizzo

Italian legislation is one of the most advanced in the world when it comes to waste oil management: it dictates that all available oils are to be regenerated. Today, in Italy, 30% of base oils used to produce lubricating oils is made up of regenerated products. However, a change in pace is needed. The collaboration between Viscolube and Ancitel, which aims towards the active participation of municipalities, goes in this direction.


Let’s imagine that an Italian local administration wants to be an active part of the circular economy, for example through the Green Public Procurement (GPP), using environmental based criteria when buying goods and services. However, in these times of crisis, it probably wants to do it at zero cost, without added costs for the collectivity. Is this an impossible venture? Not at...

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