“Sustainability,” from the Latin “sustinere,” meaning “to hold from underneath,” to support something that needs support, outside help. In environmental sciences and in today’s common parlance, the term sustainability refers to the ability to maintain a balance between human activities and the natural environment, ensuring the study and use of new resources to date considered waste, giving rise to the circularity that has become increasingly important in a world facing problems such as climate change, deforestation, air and water pollution, and depletion of natural resources.
This approach brings about a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the investment plan, the direction of technological development, and institutional changes are in tune, enhancing current and future potential in order to meet human needs and aspirations.
With this in mind, the ReVOC4Life project offers the possibility of making products that can ensure, on the one hand, the abatement of pollutants in concentrations higher than those allowed by current regulations, and on the other hand, enhance the value of a waste product, KEU, making it marketable and a protagonist of a circular economy. This ambitious project allows to fully espouse the concept of sustainability, as understood and interpreted by SIME S.r.l.”