The special Prize dedicated to Art and Sustainability is part of the 14th International Arte Laguna Prize.
The prize is promoted and created in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and for this year it is realized with the support of CIAL (Consortium Packaging Aluminium).
To participate, it is required the presentation of works, products and art projects including design, photography, video art and performance, etc. which enhance aluminium and aluminium packagings as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
The jurors of this special prize will be:
– Igor Zanti art curator and head of the Arte Laguna Prize jury
– one or more representatives of CIAL
– one representative of Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile
CIAL (Consortium Packaging Aluminium)
CIAL is a national non-profit consortium founded in 1997 representing the commitment taken by companies operating in the aluminum packaging sector, to research into new ways of reducing and reusing packaging which reconcile the demands of the market with the need to protect the environment. The Consortium, which groups together aluminum producers, transformers, manufacturers and users of aluminum packaging, as well as packaging waste recyclers, has among its tasks that of guaranteeing the recovery of post-consumption aluminum packaging collected by Italian municipalities: cans, tins and food trays, aerosol cans, tubes, thin sheet, caps.
This activity has allowed, in recent years, thanks to an increase in the amount of aluminum collected to meet and even exceed the objectives set by the European legislation. The results achieved so far in terms of collection, recycling and recovery of aluminum wastes have been very positive, making Italy an example for the rest of Europe. In 2018 approximately 80% of aluminum packaging placed in the Italian market was recycled.
To achieve the recycling objectives, the CIAL Consortium stipulates special agreements with the Municipalities, or with companies delegated by them, for the organization of differentiated collection of aluminum packaging. The costs of collection are fully covered by CIAL through the recognition of a pre-established fee, in line with the provisions of the Framework Agreement between the National Packaging Consortium (CONAI) and the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI).
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Since 2010 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, through the Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile program, has been promoting sustainability, including it as a perspective within all the University’s activities.
Every year Ca’ Foscari is committed to encourage actions and behaviors that reduce the impact of the university on the environment and natural resources, and to promote community welfare, social equity and economic development.
Moreover, the Venetian University creates engagement projects for internal stakeholders and for the entire community, involving diverse subjects – local, national and international – in order to promote the dissemination of a model of sustainable development, through the exchange of best practices and the union of different scientific and operational skills.
Since 2013 Ca’ Foscari develops the theme of Art and Sustainability, working with national and international institutions for the realization of projects that emphasize the connection between sustainability and art. Among these is the Arte Laguna Prize which, through art, aims to raise awareness within the local and international community to the issues of sustainability, specifically enhancing the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce) with a focus on the recovery and valorization of aluminium.