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9-10/09/2010 Cradle To Cradle Network: International expert seminar "C2C FOR INDUSTRY"

09/09/2010 (All day)

C2C for INDUSTRY – Third expert seminar of the C2CN

On the 9th and 10th of September the third thematic seminar of the Cradle To Cradle Network took place in Milan. The event, organized by Milano Metropoli Development Agency, focussed on C2C and “Industry” (product, process and systems). Given the Milan productive system the seminar was particularly focussed in the following fields of business:
• industrial design (wood-forniture, lightening etc.)
• sustainable fashion / textile industries
• agro-food industries (including food processing, packaging etc.)

The seminar was attended by more than 80 experts and practitioners from the 10 partner regions and was structured around different sessions (theoretical overviews, presentations of good practices, discussions and study visits) that shed light on how the C2C principles - waste equals food, use of current solar income and celebrate diversity - can inspire industrial products, processes and systems.

Among the presented good practices, were LOOPLA, JAMES and AGRINDUSTRIA.
LOOPLA delivered by GALACTIC, world leader in lactic acid, lactate, lactide and PLA (polylactic acid), shows the benefit of choosing those materials that have bigger recycling potentialities, as for the PLA (polylactic acid), a plastic produced from renewable resources (green chemistry), biodegradable and compostable in industrial sites.
“Nowadays, a new material can only be viable on the long run if its end-of-life options are fully understood and integrated in recycler’s economical model. Since the waste material is recovered and not “lost” as in incineration or composting, a value chain can be created and recycling schemes put in place”

JAMES created ERUTAN, a C2C carpet production cycle with reduced environmental impact (less toxic and more renewable materials and energies). The C2C-carpet is made from natural products only.
With ERUTAN the biological cycle of a technical product such as carpets is closed. In contrast to what other industrial partners claim, the new carpet is completely “recyclable” by giving the whole carpet a new second life (and not only parts of it). This is not only a technical revolution, but will also lead to less production costs (due to a saving potential of raw materials and energy).

C2C in Industry also means making better use of material and energy flows in order to model industrial production and energy systems after nature.
AGRINDUSTRIA currently transforms materials which are considered waste in the farming and industrial processes (e.g. nut shells and corn cobs) to obtain fibers, meal, granules and products used in production sectors (from mechanics to cosmetics). At the same time it obtains byproducts that are sold to a power plants 90 km far from there.
The study visits provided good examples of the way C2C is brought forward in the Milan area, both when looking at the links with industry and at those with territory (area development).

“PROGETTO LISSONE”, a public-private consortium including over 200 SMEs in the “furniture district” in the Brianza region, tries to foster environmental sustainability and eco-design principles in the furniture sector by the mean of different projects and activities, including the creation of a short supply chain in the wood-furniture sector in Lombardy (Bosco Mobile).

“Celebrate diversity” also means to promote and combine biologic, cultural and conceptual biodiversity. This is what ACQUA&SOLE, the second study visit, is trying to do.
ACQUA&SOLE can be considered sort of C2C “living lab” as its experience and philosophy mix-up re-naturalization projects and third-generation agriculture with economic development and the delivering of environmental services.

Cradle To Cradle Network: International expert seminar "C2C FOR INDUSTRY" Archivio Giovanni Sacchi, Sesto San Giovanni (Milan)
Via Granelli 1

h. 8.45 am - 7.30 pm

Facilitator > Benno Simma, Industrial Design Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Innsbruck University
Session 1 - Cradle to Cradle Network: The State to Play

8.30 - 8.45 Registration & coffee

8.45 - 8.50
Welcome speech
Stefano Mazzoni, Archivio Giovanni Sacchi

8.50 - 9.05
Introduction to the C2C Network project
Renato Galliano, General Manager, Milano Metropoli Development Agency

9.05 - 9.30
Theoretical Framework C2CN
Nadine Ghanem, Sustenuto

9.30 - 10.00
System Innovation for sustainability
Prof. Carlo Vezzoli , DIS Politecnico of Milan

10.00 -10.15 Coffee break

Session 2 - C2C and how it relates to industrial sectors

10.15- 10.35
C2C and industrial design
Dalia Gallico, President, Lombardy section - Italian Association of Industrial Design

10.35 - 11.25
C2C in textile industries and sustainable fashion
Lodovico Jucker, General Manager, Certitex
Carla Langella, University of Naples

11.25 - 12.10
C2C and Agro-food Industries
Prof. Luigi Bistagnino, Politecnico of Turin

12.15 Walking lunch

Session 3 - Study visits

13.15- 18.30
Study visit n° 1 or n° 2

Study visit n° 1:
Progetto Lissone, Lissone, Monza & Brianza

3M Headquarter, Pioltello, Milano

Study visit n° 2:
La Cassinazza, Cassinazza di Baselico Giussago, Pavia

19.30 Cocktail at Abacus Hotel

h. 8.45 am - 4.00 pm
Facilitator > Benno Simma, Industrial Design Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Innsbruck University

Session 4 - C2C and Industry in real practice

9.00 - 9.15 Registration & welcome coffee

9.15 - 9.30
Welcome and Introduction
L. Kosarew, Direttore Relazioni Internazionali, Provincia di Milano (TBC)

9.30 - 10.00
Findings from day 1

10.00 - 10.20
Good practice 1 - Italy: focus on agro-industries

10.20 - 10.40
Good practice 2 - The Netherlands: focus on textile industries

10.40 - 11.00
Good practice 3 - Flanders (BE): focus on Bioplastics

11.00 - 11.20 Coffee break

Session 5 - Workshop and group discussion

11.20 - 11.30

11.30 - 13.00
Discussion split in 3 groups. Based on lessons learned in the 2 day groups will discuss about C2C and how it relates to industry: barriers, opportunities and tools for delivering C2C approach in this field

13.00 - 14.00 Walking lunch

14.00 - 14.30 Reporting from groups

14.30 - 15.30 Plenary session. Further discussion and conclusions

15.30 - 15.45: Coffee break

15.45 - 17.00 3rd ISC Meeting (only for C2CN members)