“Rome, October 16 – (Adnkronos) – Materials for floors and walls of high aesthetic and ecological agricultural products, especially dairy products, high-value environmental and health, a machine to counter the concentration of poor thin air: the green economy “made in Italy” has found its winners. The Sustainable Development Award 2013, instituted for the fifth consecutive year by the Foundation for Sustainable Development and ECOMONDO-Rimini Fair with the participation of the President of the Republic and with the sponsorship, for the first time, of the Ministry of Economic Development, was awarded this year to three companies: Greenwood Salzano (VE), the Co-op Fattoria della Piana di Contrada Sovereto (RC) and Innovation in Sciences & Technologies-Is-Tech of Rome.
Next to the three winning companies, which will receive the medal of the President of the Republic, there are other 27 companies reported, 9 for each sector, which will receive a plaque of recognition. The awards ceremony will take place in Rimini on November 8th within Ecomondo-Key Energy. According to Edo Ronchi, president of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, “in Italy, that continues to go through an unresolved crisis, we need more than ever a new project of sustainable and durable development, a real Green New Deal that capable to bring our country out of the crisis. Companies awarded and reported have taken this message and may have a role to lead the way for future development. ”
This year ‘prize, which is awarded to companies that have distinguished themselves for activities and projects that produce significant environmental benefits, have an innovative content, economic benefits , employment and a diffusion potential, has been renewed in the identification of three categories: eco-design, eco-agricultural activities and start-ups.
Greenwood Salzano (Venice) was awarded the prize for the ‘Eco-design’, for the production of profiles in composite material made from recycled wood dust, derived from scrap selected for quality and essence, and polypropylene, for paving and wall cladding for external high aesthetic value and durability, while respecting the environment.”