"Raw materials in Italy and for Italy: what trends?"

As part of the 24th edition of Ecomondo, to be held in Rimini from 3 to 6 November 2020, the CTS of Ecomondo, the MISE, the ENEA and the LAB-MP are proposing a seminar for the next 3rd of November entitled "Raw materials in Italy and for Italy: which trends?"

The seminar aims to analyze the trends of raw (and secondary) materials in Italy from the point of view of production, the circular economy and imports, as well as discuss what are the appropriate tools for defining the security and / or vulnerability of material supply in Italy. The event represents an opportunity to take stock of policies, innovations, potential, implementation methodology and associated criticalities, also in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent publication of the EU List of Critical Raw Materials (CRM List, 2020), i.e. those non-energy and non-food raw materials, whose supply problems, of a political, commercial and environmental nature, make it urgent a change of economic strategy and a technological update a priority.

Many Italian and European companies often depend significantly on the import of critical raw materials (such as, for example, for phosphorus) from non-European countries.

A new awareness on the supply chains of extractive raw materials in Italy as well as on the EU and international supply chains, with the pursuit of the guidelines dictated by the recent Raw Materials Alliance (29/09/2020) will give a further boost to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Finally, the End of Waste and the regulatory framework of the Extractive Waste Directive can be a further point of reflection on how to strengthen circularity and approach the safety of raw material supplies.

ISPRA will participate in the seminar with a speech entitled "Extractive Waste in Italy: problems and proposals for management and recovery".

All information relating to the event is available at the following link: