Glass derives from Glass: in Italy the glass industry knows no crisis

From the event “glass derives from glass”, Assovetro (National Association of Industrialists of the glass) and CoReVe (Consortium Recovery glass), shows that the glass, environmentally friendly material par excellence, has exceeded the positive sign in 2011.

Last year, in fact, the production of glass packaging marked an increase of 1, 77% over the previous year, and the glass container industry has used more than 2 million tons of recycled glass (+7.6% compared to previous year ‘),thereby saving more than 3 million barrels of oil and over 2 million tons of CO2.

Reciclo vetro

Recycling glass

Even as regards starting to recycle waste glass packaging continues the positive trend: in 2011 the national recycled packaging waste amounted to 1,570,302tons, an increase of about 100 thousand tonnes, corresponding to 6.8% in the previous year, reaching a recycling rate equal to 68.1%, up more than 8 pointscompared to the European objective, fixed in 60%. This quantity has beenreused in the glass for the production of new containers.
The glass packaging from the waste collection in Italy has seen an increase of over 6% from last year, reaching about 1,700,000 tons. This increase in absolute terms, however, you should compare with a quality collection ofnational toil and stood still at the highest levels. It is estimated, in fact, that about15.5% of the quantities produced by Italian Municipalities can not be recycled in the production cycle and end up in landfills because of poor quality in the collection.

Glass containers for beverages and foods are preferred by 74% of Italian consumers (65% Europeans) because they preserve the taste of food orbeverages that contain and will not harm the environment (they are 100% recyclable and to ‘infinity) . This preference for glass has remained constant over the years.
Against an overall increase in production in 2011 1, 77%, within the glass packaging industry has increased production of bottles of 0.84% over the previous year, production of the bottles for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics of 3.60%, 13% of the food vessel.

To give a measure of the role of recycling in the area, just think that in ten dark bottles (most common), nine are produced from recycled glass from the waste collection, a high percentage of recycled glass (45%) is also found in clearbottles, which, to be produced, they need to scrap colorless. Just to improve the quality of the cullet, in some cities such as Verona and Ferrara, have been launched to collect different color.



Italian Leader in Europe for the recycling of wastes

The study “The eco-efficient recycling” emerges that Italywith 33 million tons of recovered materialsis leader in Europe, after Germany. Recycling has allowed us to avoid CO2 emissions equivalent to 53 million tons. The analysis was made by the Institute of Environment research Ambiente Italia, in its third edition, has been facilitated by the recycling and recovery Kyoto commissioned by the club and fund the recycling of packaging made from Cial, CNA, Comieco, Corepla, Rilegno and Conai.

According to the study, recycling in Italy has avoided CO2 emissions amountedto 53 million tons in 2010, 10% of total emissions which Italy is responsible in a year.

The secondary materials have become a global market, with differences between one product and another, plastics, paperscrap metal, aluminum and copper materials are characterized by a second world market, woodglass and lead, instead, on the continental market Europe. The aggregates, national and sub national markets.



According to 2010 data, the global exports of the nine major secondary materials worth more than $ 90 billion and the total quantity exported amounted to 200 million tons.

The study finds that overall, the eco-industry at Community level (that is, the Europe of 27 countries) has increased its turnover by 232 billion euros in 2004 to 319 billion in 2008, with an annual growth rate rated by 8,3% and a value that represents 2.5% of European GDP and, immediately after the renewable energy sector, the recycling of waste has been the most dynamic area with a growth rateequal to 17% per annum.Not to mention that, after the waste management and water supply, recycling (even excluding all manufacturing industry related to it) is the most important eco-industry and the employment of more than half a million employees permanently employed.



Italian Leader in Europe for organic farms

According to data released by SANA, the international organic farming held in Bologna in early November each year, Italy recorded an upward trend at the international level, in this area, reconfirming the largest exporter and largest producer of vegetables, cereals, citrus, grapes and olives organic.

Even in the world, organic farming has a positive trend in recent years the sector has registered average growth rates ranging from 10 to 20% per annum.
World production: Australia is the world’s largest producer with 12 million hectares under organic, while Italy, with an area of over 1 million organic acres, occupies the eighth place (after Argentina, China, United States , Brazil, Spain and India) worldwide and second in Europe after Spain (the only exceeds the greater surface area for pasture and woodland in respect of areas under crops,the record remains Italy) , followed by Germany, Britain and France. Italy is also the first in Europe by the number of organic farmers.


Prodotti Biologici

Organic product


The Italian organic: the sector has highly innovative features, especially when compared with the general situation of our agriculture: a high percentage of women entrepreneurs (25%), youth (50% are under 50 years), farmers with a high educational level (50% of organic producers has a diploma, graduating 17%) and recur easily to new technologies (52% use the Internet). Our country is the first producer of organic vegetables (with an area of 28,000hectares, eight times that of Spain), cereal (with around 200,000 hectares), citrus (23,000 acres), grapes (with 52,000 hectares, three times the French ) olives (over 140,000 hectares). Many other organic products are grown, realexcellent food wine, olive oil and cheese over the years have receivedprestigious awards at international competitions.

Among the world records of our country in organic farming emphasizes the SANA to a preserve biological continues in the years to keep sales higher than those of large industrial and private-label brands in supermarkets. But Italy is also the largest exporter of organic products (reaching all of Europe, the United States and Japan) to a value in 2010 exceeded 1 billion euros.





Ferragamo enchants the Hollywood stars, and then emerging countries

Salvatore Ferragamo was one of the most influential footwear designers of the twentieth century, popular in Hollywood where he successfully led his handmade creations, unique design and great attention to the marriage of beauty and comfort.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiordali

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiordali

After working for a year in Naples by a shoemaker, he returned to his hometown Bonito, where he opened a small shop that produced handmade shoes for the ladies of the place. In 1914 he left for the United States to reach one of thebrothers in Boston, who worked in a shoe factory. After a short stay he moved to California, initially in Santa Barbara, where he opened a shop repair and manufacturing of customized shoes. He worked for The American Film Co. and studied anatomy at the University of California.

Later, in 1923, he moved to Hollywood, where he opened the Hollywood Boot Shop, and soon earned the name “Shoemaker to the stars“.

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Flat Shoes

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Flat Shoes

After thirteen years of activity in the United States, returned to Italy in 1927. He settled in Florence and opened his first workshop. The Futurist painter Lucio Venna, in 1939, produced the first advertisement of Ferragamo and designed the label for his creations.

Lucio Venna x Ferragamo

Lucio Venna x Ferragamo

In the fifties Spini Ferroni PalaceFerragamo became a favorite of film actresses, the international jet set and royal families, who were in his showroom to order shoes considered extraordinary for quality and creativity.
Ferragamo was sometimes referred to as a visionary, with designs ranging from his bizarre creations, often true works of art of excellent design, with lines of more traditional style, which often served as inspiration to other footwear designers of his time.

Claudia Shiffer per Ferragamo

Claudia Shiffer per Ferragamo

In 2011 Ferragamo S.p.A. is the fashion company with the largest share of turnover in emerging countries, that the IPO last summer has gained about 75%.
The calculations were made by analysts at Goldman Sachs, who estimated a revenue growth of 14.7% (2012), 12.6% (2013) and 12.4% (2014). In addition, Goldman Sachs predicts that will grow during the return on investment, rising from 18.5% in 2011 to 19.6% in 2014, with an improvement in profitability.



Galleria CAMPARI – 100 years of italian history

Visiting Gallery CAMPARI is a unique thing, interactive circuit can involve you and accompany you on a path of evolution. Just over a hundred and fifty years when company CAMPARI, and products have evolved with the tastes and habits of the country. Dudovich, Cappiello, Sacchetti, Nanni, Munari, Federico Fellini are just some of the artists who signed the advertisement, gadgets and bottles of Campari. Innovation has always characterized the company, known and respected around the world.

Due bottiglie della collezione CAMPARI

Two bottles of the collection CAMPARI

Alcune bottiglie di prodotti CAMPARI

Historical bottles CAMPARI

Gaspare Campari went to Milan in 1862. A few years later he opened the Café Campari in Piazza Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. In the back of the shop immediately Gaspare prepares a laboratory that creates the elixir that would make him famous, first Bitter all’uso d’Hollanda and then the Cordiale.

Bottiglie usate nei BAR a inizio secolo scorso

Bottles used in the BAR at the beginning of last century

Pubblicità di inizio secolo scorso

Advertisement turn of the century

Bottiglia con etichetta dell'artista Britto

Bottle with label artist Britto



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