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Elements of the Circular Economy - first event of the new cycle of events "Science for Society"



Elements of the Circular Economy - first event of the new cycle of events

Science plays a key role in disseminating a culture of sustainability

On 30 October the Embassy of Italy’s Scientific Office will inaugurate "Science for Society", a series of talks on scientific topics of major importance both to our current society and to future generations. Speakers will present recent findings and discuss emerging problems in the fields of the environment, health, nutrition and energy, adopting a multidisciplinary approach and encompassing transversal aspects such as the environmental, social and economic sustainability of new discoveries and technologies.

These events are open to the public and most of them will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. The speakers will be experts of international renown, mainly from Italian and British institutions.

In the first event, organised in collaboration with the Association of Italian Scientists in the UK (AISUK) on the occasion of the UNESCO International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, the theme will be “Elements of the Circular Economy”. The speakers are the Italian researcher Nicola Armaroli of Italy’s National Research Council (CNR), author of over 220 scientific articles and director of the scientific magazine Sapere, and the British researcher David Cole-Hamilton, emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of St Andrew’s.

Both are members of the Board of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), which recently redesigned the periodic table to show the quantity of each element that remains in the earth’s crust and atmosphere. Their talk will be followed by a Q&A in which they will discuss the dispersion of natural resources and their future vulnerability and the need to preserve them as part of a circular-economy model.

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