Rilegno - National wood collection and recycling network

Rilegno - National wood collection and recycling network

EN
Consorzio Rilegno
Italy’s national consortium for the collection, recovery and recycling of wood packaging is a dynamic group of 2,000 companies, which transform wood, produce packaging, supply and import semi-finished packaging. The voluntary members include recycling companies, producers of boards, pulp, blocks, panels and pallets. The large network enables a competitive recycling market of up to 2 million tons of collected material annually.

The Rilegno network is a showcase of excellence in post-consumer wood waste and recycling logistics, maximizing the benefits of an integrated circular value chain and market approach for the entire wood and furniture sector. Highlights of innovative features: • The collection network covers the entire territory with 419 private collection platforms serving the industrial and commercial sector. • More than 4,500 municipalities representing over 42 million inhabitants have signed agreements for urban collection. • 15 major panel producers recycle large volumes to supply board products to furniture and construction industries, amounting for about 3.2 million tons of released items. • 63% of the material sent for recycling into boards comes mainly from wooden packaging such as pallets, crates for fruit and vegetables, boxes, cable reels, cork stoppers. • In addition, 60 million items equal to 839,000 tons of regenerated pallets are returned to the market, which thus re-enter the logistics circuit instead of becoming waste. • The gained CO2 savings amount to around 1 million tons per year. The economic impact is around 1.4 million euros and 6,000 jobs.

Domain
Forest-based bio/circular economy
Keywords
recovered wood; waste wood; recycling; wood-based panels
Challenge addressed
5.- Enhance economic and environmental performance of forest supply chains
Digital solution
No
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Italy
Scale of application
National
Start and end year
-
Contact data
Owner or author
Consorzio Rilegno
Elisa Pasolini
Reporter
InnovaWood asbl
Uwe Kies
References and Resources
Project reference
WoodCircus, Horizon 2020 no. 820892, 2018-2021
Resources
Rilegno - WoodCircus Good Practice
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0