“Valle del Chiampo, a mine of circular economy”This is what Paolo Gurisatti, President of SSIP, said during his speech at the Green Week Festival
Speaking at the conference “Arzignano Green Land, from by-product to noble product,” in the session entitled “Circular Economy: a new frontier of sustainability” at the Teatro Mattarello of Arzignano during Green Week, the festival dedicated to Green Economy, Paolo Gurisatti – President of the “Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Pelli e delle Materie Concianti” – underlined how the “Valle del Chiampo is today an advanced laboratory of sustainability and circular economy. It is a place of technological and environmental innovation, a production system that goes beyond the boundaries of the green economy, activating processes that reduce the energy impact of productions and CO2 emissions, with the aim of reducing waste to zero”.
Later on, Gurisatti emphasised the concept:
The idea that the leather chain can become a ‘mine’ of regenerated organic materials and new products is already at an advanced stage of development and implementation. Companies connected to the main supply chain already develop bio-stimulants for agriculture, which are a valid alternative to traditional chemical fertilisers.
In order to shake off the negative meaning of “landfill territory” oriented towards production processes incompatible with the development ambitions of a major “Made in Italy” region, Gurisatti believes that the Valle del Chiampo must invest in the selective decomposition of waste materials and in renewable energy sources.