Renewable Matter # 08 / January-February

The Budding Bioeconomy

by Giorgio Lonardi

Separate waste collection of coffee grounds used as fertilizers for vegetable gardens and flowers. Degraded areas transformed into vegetable gardens thanks to virtuous practices. Traditional plastic replaced by biodegradable materials in school canteens. These are only a few of the projects sponsored by Fondazione Cariplo for a more collaborative and sustainable economy.


“Our strategy is inspired by a series of guidelines, starting from the protection of natural capital – an aspect that we take very seriously – and the management of natural resources such as water, air and soil, which are very important elements of the common good.” Elena Jachia – Head of Fondazione Cariplo’s Environmental Area – does not mince...

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