Low energy impact, ethics and the circular economy
On the one hand the Salone drafted a series of guidelines to help exhibitors work with respect for the environment through the use of low-impact or reusable materials, and on the other some highly structured and particularly sensitive companies had already equipped themselves to favor the environment. Lago presented “Good House”, an 800-square meter stand with a totally recyclable structure that, among much else, will be reused in the coming years. With a reduction of up to 87% in greenhouse gas emissions, this house nestling by greenery saw, among others, the involvement of Spinlife, a spinoff of the University of Padua specializing in approaches to environmental sustainability for companies.
Among the more than 2000 exhibitors and 20 pavilions on the trade fair site, the display by Nanimarquina, the carpet company founded in 1987 in Barcelona, turns sustainability into a veritable story. After receiving the Climate Neutral certificate, the company presented Re-Rug in a stand with large mountains of wool leftovers accumulated in the workshops of its suppliers in India. The initiative stemmed from the lengthy process of research to recover the wool and create a new yarn suitable for weaving. Every Re-Rug uses 1 kg per square meter of reworked wool, so helping reduce unmanaged waste, as well as reducing CO2 emissions.