Green Economy

What is the Green Economy?

This is the question we asked some of the companies in our area. We looked for companies that have put environmental sustainability and respect for the environment at the center of their business.

During the research on our territory (Trani – Italy) we intercepted two success cases that we believe should be known in Europe.

The first company we interviewed is SHISKI Concept Space.

SHISKI Concept Space is a cultural center linked to the design world. Located in the historic center of Trani, SHISKI has as its objective the promotion of the culture and ideas related to local crafts and its territory.

Shiski offers the opportunity to have an exhibition space, to participate in training seminars and workshops, to offer services consulting for the design and construction of the original concept.

Their target groups are: designers, craftsmen, car manufacturers, companies operating in the sector and creative in general are emerging subjects or already established with which SHISKI wants to create a network of contacts, exchange of ideas and expertise, in order to promote initiatives aimed at spreading the culture of design and craftsmanship.

The second company interviewed is Techniques Recovery Innovative Printable.

Techniques Recovery Innovative Printable aims at minimizing the production of waste from landfills in the production processes of the extractive activities.

A sustainable solution for the recycling of sludge processing of natural stone to use as raw material for a new 3D printing technique.

The project has several objectives “eco”, as it is aimed at achieving a closed production cycle, in which every industrial area minimize the materials of result and the production of waste from landfill.

The global land suffered a great environmental impact, caused by the quarry operations and the industrial processing of marble; so this project completely recycled the marble dust, avoiding the complex disposal process at a high cost.

The project highlights not only the quality of the materials, the beauty of the stones but also the relationship between landscape and quarries, including quarry operations and environment, a sustainable path that increases the value of culture and technical skills.

The idea is based on previous experience from a research project at the lab scale, through editing a Prusa i3 3D printer, available in a kit to be assembled.

The “sludge waste” back in the solid-state with superior characteristics, and this “mixture” can cost up to 1/3 of the starting raw material.

The goal is planning a large-scale 3D printer and define a new building material to share with the community the way for a new cycle of life in the stone industry.