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Focus on environmental sustainability

Reduce the environmental impact of stone fabrication and disseminate best practices for the re-use of waste products

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Cooperation between companies and the world of research

An Interreg project between Italy and Austria that creates synergies between universities, research cen-tres and quarrying companies

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Promote technological advancement and innovation

Improve the competitiveness of the sector, create awareness among public institutions on a local and na-tional level

Cleanstone – The InterReg Italy-Austria project

Cleanstone was devised to transform the stone-manufacturing sector into a modern, competitive sector based on technologies with a low environmental impact. An interdisciplinary project which aims to modernise the production chain and create new levels of awareness. A trans-national collaboration between five academic, research and institutional partners, involving numerous quarrying companies from the area. It is the first attempt to integrate recycling/reuse techniques in a single framework, designed specifically for SMEs in the stone-manufacturing sector.

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Partners

The partners of the project are: Università degli Studi di Udine (Engineering and Architecture Polytechnic Department) – Università degli Studi di Padova – The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – Confartigianato Vicenza – E.C.O. Institut für Ökologie.

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News

Do you know what LBI means? Have a look to this video!
20 October 2020

Within the Cleanstone project, E.C.O is responsible for the adaptation and implementation of the Long Term Biodiversity Index (LBI) as […]

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Why has our Company chosen to take part to this project?
13 October 2020

E.C.O. is a non-university research and educational institution for “nature conservation in the 21st century”. Therefore, we are always keen […]

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Why has our University chosen to take part to this project?
13 October 2020

The natural stone processing sector is characterized by a high environmental impact, and represents an important economic resource for the […]

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