Hundreds expected at climate strike in Milan

Friday 15 March school strikes spread across the globe. Milan will again be the setting for a Friday school strike on 15 March to protest ecological mismanagement of the earth’s failing resources. I...

Plastic-free Milan planned, experiment started

Milan to ban disposable plastics by 2021 in line with EU diretive. Milan city hall has teamed up with Italy’s environmental league Legambiente and shopkeepers’ confederation Confcommercio to start pr...

Milan doubles its smart bins for electronic waste

3,344 tons of RAEE waste in 2018. The dumpsters for collecting small electrical items in waste – the category known as RAEE – installed in Milan in September have proved so popular that city hall has...

Milan among Europe’s best cities for recycling

Lombardy leads in push for waste recycling. Milan province has raised its level of 57 per cent of waste being recycled, up on 52.4 percent in 2017, says a report by Legambiente, Italy’s national envi...

Milan’s plans to be greener, cleaner: WaPo

US daily praises Milan’s moves to “green” the city. By 2030, Milan hopes to increase the “green canopy” area of the city from around seven to between 17 and 20 per cent, reports the Washington Post....

Pollution triggers traffic restrictions in Milan

These environmental measures have been suspended with effect from Monday 10 December, following improvement in the quality of the air. Milan city hall however invites residents to avoid using motor ve...

Green wave demo in central Milan on 8 December

Timed to coincide with COP24 in Katowice. Milan members of the Green party and Greenpeace activists are inviting to a #Greenwave flash-mob demo in Milan on 8 December on the occasion of the COP24 Cli...

Milan becomes Bike City for two weeks

Over 200 events for two wheels in two weeks. From 15 to 30 September, Milan will be dedicated to sustainable transport as the city becomes Bike City, the second edition of a festival which last year...

Milan launches “smart” bins for electronic waste.

Another step forward for Milan’s waste management. Milan is rolling out the distribution across the city of “smart” rubbish dumpsters for outdated or broken electrical and electronic equipment. The...

Milan to offer free parking for car-poolers

Another move to reduce pollution in Milan. Milan has approved a plan to incentivise car-pooling as another weapon against the atmospheric pollution plaguing the city. Once the plan is operationa...

Milan earmarks €20m for upgrading central heating

Oil-fired heating to be outlawed in Milan by October 2023. As the deadline for the total ban on oil-fired central heating – set for October 2023 – approaches, Milan’s city hall is offering €20 millio...

Milan has second worst smog in Europe – WHO

Along with Turin and Naples A report by the World Health Organisation has placed Milan just behind Turin and just before Naples as the three European cities with the worst levels of atmospheric pollu...

Lombardy pleads for emergency help against wildfires

Lombardy now nearing crisis like Piedmont. In a Milan press conference on Monday, regional councillor Simona Bordonali said the Lombardy region is asking for a state of emergency to be declared ove...

Pollution brings traffic restrictions in Milan and Lombardy

Milan signs up for zero-emissions target for 2030. The weekend’s rain and wind brought only a brief respite – the level of PM10 particles in the air has returned above an acceptable level and the tra...

Milan hosts “One Ocean” Forum

Urgent dialogue on ocean sustainability. International experts will meet in Milan on 3 and 4 October to draft a charter to save the world’s imperilled oceans. The forum will bring two days of de...

Two killed in Ischia earthquake

Seven-month-old baby saved from rubble.Two women were killed in a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the holiday island of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples, just before 21.00 on 21 August. Around 40 peopl...

Milan gifts new town hall to Amatrice

Almost a year after the quake which rocked central Italy on 24 August 2016, killing 300 and razing several towns and villages to the ground, Amatrice, close to the epicentre and severely damaged, now...

Lombardy farms suffer €100m storm damage

The Lombardy branch of Coldiretti national farmers’ association, based in Milan, has estimated the damage caused so far by recent bad weather to crops and equipment across the region at some €100 mill...

Milan deploys trikes for trash

Three-wheelers to reach the farthest corners. Milan’s environmental agency AMSA has deployed a fleet of tricycle dustcarts to reach the most difficult corners of the city, in parks, traffic-free zo...

Students map Milan neighbourhoods to revitalise suburbs

Report to inspire urban regeneration in Milan. A group of 32 students from Milan Polytechnic’s school of architecture has produced a detailed study of Milan, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, analysi...

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