The local and recycling
Is sustainability cost-effective?
Ecological transition, organic farming and green policies: are they necessary costs to the environment or can they lead to profits? This is one of the most pressing questions to be addressed regarding sustainable economics and interstate relations. For if everything related to protecting and promoting the environment carries an unsustainable cost-from countries to individual citizens-the risk is that economic benefit will trump ecological choices. The point is precisely to look for solutions that can hold both needs together.
Promoting the local area
One of the most popular strategies is to increase local sustainable development. This primarily has two benefits. First, citizens are involved: made to participate in local activities and policies, they will feel more empowered, thus spreading a sustainable attitude. Second, local specificities are enhanced. Each area has its own characteristics, both of production and tradition, and promoting them means nurturing diversification of activities and productivity.
What is the circular economy?
To cope with the large amounts of waste being produced and thus reduce the pressure on the environment, the circular economy is emerging. This is a model of consumption and production based on the recycling of objects (e.g., clothing, flea markets, etc.) and their repair. In other words, instead of preferring a “disposable” culture, we try to extend the life of objects as long as possible.