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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:28 GMT+2

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Assoporti, well the final approval of the Law Sea saver

Agreement with ANPAR to promote the use of materials recycled in construction activities in ports

The Association of Italian Ports (Assoporti) welcomed with I favor the final approval of the law "Provisions for the recovery of waste at sea and in inland waters and for the promotion of the circular economy". Commenting on the green light on Wednesday of the Senate to the so-called Salvamare Law, the president of the association, Rodolfo Giampieri, pointed out that 'Safeguarding the marine environment is a priority also felt by the ports. We had made - he recalled - an appeal together with the entire maritime and port cluster a few months ago, and now we have the norm that will allow us to clean up our seas from plastic. We believe there will be an impact immediately and concretely visible and that this protection environmental will have very positive effects on the health of the sea'.

Meanwhile, still on the subject of environmental protection, today Assoporti has signed with ANPAR (National Association of Producers Recycled Aggregates) an agreement to promote the use of recycled materials in construction activities that develop within Italian ports. With the an agreement ANPAR undertakes to support the Association of Italian Ports in the dissemination of best practices in terms of circular economy, making available to the Port System Authorities the technical skills of its companies to facilitate the understanding of the possibilities and benefits arising the use of materials from recovery treatments and recycling, as well as in identifying possible solutions concrete, with specific reference to recycled aggregates coming from the treatment of inert waste.

In addition, the two associations agreed on the appropriateness to organize opportunities for information and discussion on the territories in order to disseminate the benefits and positive environmental aspects linked to the use of co-materials and products instead of virgin materials. Assoporti and ANPAR will also share information and useful proposals to identify possible synergies, actions and joint programmes for the achievement of objectives in terms of of circular economy.

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