Novamont helping Italian Embassy reduce waste

The Italian Embassy in London officially launched a drive to drastically reduce its waste generation last week (12 June), building on the significant improvements it has already made.

The new ‘Zero-Waste Embassy’ initiative, which has been launched in partnership with Novamont and is the first of its kind among embassies based in the UK, will see the Italian Embassy seek to return all waste produced into productive circulation through recycling or composting.

The Embassy has already made sizeable reductions in its waste output, achieving a 20 per cent fall in the past six months. Unsorted residual waste now accounts for as little as 20 per cent of the total waste generated by the Embassy, while 50 per cent is now recycled and 30 per cent is composted.