Design and Agrifood for new sustainable local development

Risultato della ricerca: Conference contribution


This paper is about the relationship between design and the prickly pear of Roccapalumba (Sicily), a product of theagrifood chain, considering it as a resource able to start innovative strategies for waste recycling and for a sustainable local economy.The study examines the entire life cycle of prickly pear and, among the various outputs, considers the cladodesto obtain cellulosic fibres, mucilage for cosmetics and for restoration of cultural heritage, the flowers for infusionsand the fruit seeds for an oil with nutraceutical properties to generate a second life of the prickly pear. This will leadto economic and environmental benefits in the territory, creating a network of companies with zero waste.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteDesigning sustainability for all : Proceedings of the 3. LeNS world distributed conference - Vol. 2
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019


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