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The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

January 30, 2014

On July 1, 2013 Fameccanica was granted financial support for the project proposal N° LIFE12 ENV/IT/000423, concerning the development of means for cost savings in diaper production processes. Financial support was acknowledged by Regulation (EC) N° 614/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 May 2007 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE+).

The project aims to demonstrate to industry and policy makers that significant environmental impact reduction in Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP), such as diapers, can be realized, with appropriate solutions that will be the subject of this project. The project will showcase how environmental impact can be reduced, while cost competitiveness can be held or even increased. The project will run for three years, starting July 1, 2013 to Dec. 31st, 2016.

What is the EU’s LIFE program?

The LIFE program is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value.

LIFE began in 1992 and to date there have been three complete phases of the program—LIFE I: 1992 – 1995; LIFE II: 1996 – 1999; and LIFE III: 2000 – 2006. During this period, LIFE has co-financed approximately 3,104 projects across the EU, contributing approximately €2.2 billion to the protection of the environment.

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