Textile waste, just define it as waste. The recycled textile cycle is a good practice at European level: confirmed by the MEP Simona Bonafè, who has visited some member companies of ASTRI. The purpose of the meeting was to show the MP how the recycle cycle works in Prato, taking into account that Simona Bonafè is part of the commission that is working on writing the new regulation on the circular economy.
“In the European Parliament we have just launched a circular economy package that modifies four waste directives – said Simona Bonafè – These are truly innovative standards: at the center is the safeguard of raw materials that Europe and Italy in particular is scarce. It is a matter of preserving them but also of reusing waste by transforming it into raw materials: a logic of prevention of waste generation that is strictly close to the problems of the Prato textile district. At this point it is important that, when this legislation is implemented in Italy, it is done in the best possible way “.
This solution, however, will not arrive in a short time, because the States have two years to adapt. To go in this direction, the Region could act, through a protocol with the environment minister, designed to give the textile district of Prato some of the benefits provided for by European legislation. The mayor Matteo Biffoni anticipated that the protocol is already almost ready.
On Bonafè was welcomed at the Confartigianato di Prato by a delegation also composed of the mayor of Prato Matteo Biffoni, the president of Gida Alessandro Brogi and a representation of the PIN, in the presence of the top management of Astri. The on. He then visited Comistra and other companies that are part of the association to understand how the carded cycle in Prato works and to bring a testimony of our virtuous system to Brussels.