What we usually have in mind when we talk about Km 0 is a product…
SetteGreen, the attachment distributed every month together with Sette, the weekly of Corriere della Sera, has displayed last December, at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the most virtuous and eco-friendly products and services of the year, on shortlist for the 2013 Green Awards. Seven categories in all: Inventions, Sustainable living, Food, Start-ups, Mobility, Culture and Packaging.
Among the winners, Perpetua is surely worth to be mentioned as a top-green invention. It is the first pencil manufactured using graphite recycled from industrial waste, and alimentary rubber, both environmentally friendly materials.
The result is a nontoxic pencil, resistant to falls. Graphite itself is not much polluting, nevertheless throwing tens of tons of graphite industrial waste in a dump is not a good idea. On these premises, Alisea created Perpetua, the pencil entirely manufactured without using any wood. Alisea has been producing for several years gadgets for companies, using waste produced by the companies themselves (www.alisea.it).
A biodynamic life
by Giuliana Zoppis
News, events, products and services for an innovative and conscious lifestyle:
all that can give an ecologic shift to everyday actions with responsibility, curiosity, creativity and the desire of improving us and the world we live in.
This is the section led by Giuliana Zoppis, architect, journalist and expert of ecodesign, biobuilding and socio-environmental sustainability. In 2006, together with Clara Mantica , she founded Best Up the first chain for promoting the sustainable living.