Pinzolo 2012: Inter’s green pre-season

– Inter will be in Pinzolo from 5 to 15 July for their pre-season training camp
of summer 2012. At the Pineta training centre, where the Nerazzurri will take
to the pitch for training, preparations are in full swing along with a growing
commitment to take care of every possible organisational detail. This year,
among all the innovations being proposed, particular importance is being given
to environmental sustainability at the training camp.

, which will be coordinating the project, has involved a series of
sustainability partners. The following companies
immediately embraced the project: Ecozema, Novamont, Euroeven and Vita.

With Ecozema, for example, all of the disposable plastic tableware has been replaced with biodegradable materials that can be disposed of along with the organic waste. Ecozema produced the same tableware for the 2012 London Olympics.

Novamont, a producer of bioplastics, has provided 15,000 biodegradable shopping bags that will be made available to merchants of Pinzolo with the aim of involving the entire area. After their use they can be used for the collection of organic waste.

The use of sustainable materials without proper disposal is counterproductive. So for this, Eurven and its GREENY compactors are coming on board, permitting all visitors to correctly separate the various materials that will then be recycled in specific plants.

Furthermore, Inter, Trentino Marketing SpA and the Municipality of Pinzolo, thanks to Trenta S.p.A., a company specializing in renewable energy, will certify the power consumption with ‘Trenta’s 100% clean energy’; energy generated exclusively from renewable resources such as water, sun and wind, tracked and guaranteed from the source, therefore making the training camp even more eco-friendly. Thanks to this initiative several tons of CO2 will be offset with a significant positive impact on the air quality.

Finally, thanks to the valuable work of the society for the conservation of nature and environmental enhancement, the buildings that will house the press room, Inter Village, Rendena Village, the hospitality areas and other features will be constructed using local wood.

Beyond the aesthetic aspect, the use of local materials such as wood as "raw materials" signifies the cultivation of native forests by methods that are compatible with the conservation of the forest, along with local availability, meaning no CO2 emissions due to the transport.  

Also to be noted is the desire to raise awareness among fans in attendance of alternative transportation means, encouraging the use of bicycles for local transportation, and the presence of a farmers market near the training camp, promoting the direct relationship between the local products and the consumer.

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