Is there any alternative to PET to preserve, store and transport liquids? PET and other harmful options have a disastrous environmental impact. Does the high percentage of recycling of aluminium cans contribute to slowing down Climate Change?
These are the questions central to the “Aluminium Can…Change?” project. Sponsored by Pneumofore, it is designed to encourage students to seriously reflect upon the environmental impact of consumable goods, including both their full production cycle and packaging. The project, which is currently running with the participation of the students of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin (Italy), aims to inspire a new approach toward environmental issues and a deeper understanding of the impact of daily habits.
The inter-disciplinary path of the project ranges from the history of liquid containers to the analysis of aluminium characteristics, through art, visual communication, photography and design with the intention of discovering new shapes and uses, whilst promoting a strong awareness of sustainability and environmental concerns.
The project will culminate in the publication of a multi-lingual book and an exhibition of student works that will be held by the end of 2021 in the Academy’s impressive circular “Rotonda Talucchi” building.
As a leading supplier of high-efficiency and energy-saving vacuum and compressed air systems for the global canmaking industry, Pneumofore enthusiastically supports the “Aluminium Can…Change?” project. The company maintains its ongoing commitment to manufacturing choices which reduce the overall carbon footprint impact.
The project is led by the Sehen Foundation in collaboration with the Albertina Academy and with the participation of the School of Artistic Design for Business and the Polytechnic of Turin.
For more information: Sehen Foundation website.