Circular economy and Sardinia: the island’s virtuous example of sustainability
In Sardinia, sustainability is a key element of the economy, considered fundamental to enhancing the territory’s resources.
Sardinia is a splendid destination to enjoy regenerating holidays surrounded by sandy white beaches caressed by crystal clear waves, to discover the engaging testimonies of the ancient Nuragic civilisation, the pristine natural areas and the strong traditions and good food, also a virtuous example in regard to sustainability, a founding element of the economy.
Not surprisingly, the quality of the air you breathe in these parts of the world is among the best and Cagliari has reached the twentieth place out of a hundred in the ranking that shows the Italian provinces where people live better, based on parameters such as ease of movement, air quality and food.
The island continues its commitment to protecting the environment by maximizing the virtuous examples of the sustainable and circular economy that enhance the resources of the territory where sun, wind and wool give life to energy and are transformed into other useful materials.
Guspini and Bussodò’s sustainable systems
Cheese is certainly one of the characteristic elements of Sardinia, in addition to the famous Caribbean beaches and the unmistakable nuraghi.
For centuries, until the beginning of the twentieth century, pastoralism was the basis of the island’s economy and today it returns to the limelight thanks to the commitment of the Edizero company – Architecture for Peace, in the Guspini municipality of South Sardinia.
It is a company that manufactures building materials using mainly sheep’s wool and other “waste elements” such as, for example, hemp, vegetable surpluses and cork.
But it is not an isolated case and Sardinia proves to be able to use everything that its spectacular nature can offer.
In the province of Sassari, since 2020 an innovative green project has been active thanks to the contribution of the University of Ferrara at the granite quarry in Bussodò.
The goal is to reclaim the entire area that reports the consequences of the intense lapidary activity of the last century: with the removal of over forty thousand tons of waste (from which melting materials for the ceramic industry will be obtained), we will arrive at the “naturalisation” of ten hectares of the landscape.
Tourism and recycling at the heart of the new green economy
Sardinia looks to the future and becomes an example to follow when it comes to environmental sustainability and the new green economy.
For some time the island has adapted to European regulations on recycling with various realities that are protagonists of this change.
For example, places such as Castelsardo, a town of about six thousand inhabitants in the province of Sassari, are moving in this direction, where citizens boast the highest percentage of differentiated waste collection in Italy, as many as 76%, and have increased their percentage of correctly sorted waste by eight points since 2018.
But that’s not all: in addition to recycling, Sardinia also stands out for environmentally friendly tourism, offering various opportunities to enjoy holidays sustainably.
For example, to move between different locations on the island, you can opt for renting an electric car as soon as you land and circulate with low environmental impact.
Another opportunity is the vast availability of sustainable hotels and trips, relying on options that offer fabulous itineraries to discover the island and that allow you to do so in a truly environmentally friendly accommodation: rainwater collection, bio-architecture, seasonal and local products, and ecological detergents.
Dream sea, natural parks, coastal towers, echoes of the past, mild climate all year round and, now, one more reason to visit and learn about Sardinian people that have made environmental sustainability and circular economy their value and their corporate mission.
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