Renewable Matter # 06-07 / October-December

How to Turn a Plastic Cup into a Scooter

by Roberto Rizzo

In just 45 minutes, plasmix is transformed into granules used in the building industry, scooter and electric vehicle components. Recycling mixed plastics rather than dispatching them to energy recovery produces a little more than a tenth of climate-changing emissions.


Separate waste collection is similar to a football game. In the first half, the good is produced and consumed and then, if possible, it is sent to separate waste collection.

In the second half, the selection of the materials suitable for recycling, the recycling itself and the placing on the market occur. However, in Italy, we tend to look at the result already...

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