Project: NO WASTE - "Improved Biodiversity by Economical Wastefree Use of Traditional Plants“



Project: NO WASTE - "Improved Biodiversity by Economical Wastefree Use of Traditional Plants“



Project goal:

This project aims to promote the creation of a thematic tourist route in the program area based on the exploitation of biodiversity, environmental and cultural resources, and on the concept that waste must not be produced. Flax, hemp and nettles, are traditional regional crops and a perfect example of a “No Waste Lifecycle”, since they grow very rapidly, also on marginal land, without requiring pesticides, and all of their components are basic commodities: fibers for paper, textiles or composites; seeds for traditional foods and high quality oils; extracts for cosmetics. They are therefore an ideal tool for the creation of a “thematic route” that winds through our region and introduces visitors to the “NO WASTE” concept, with concrete examples and tangible products.


Expected project results:

The aim of this project is to promote a common understanding between active parties, through workshops and meetings, to identify the key features of this thematic route, that links knowledge, inquiry, and action. It would promote commercialization of the products while stimulating visitors to consider a healthier and more sustainable future. An additional key aspect of the project will be the dissemination of these principles among students, with demonstrations and experiments in cooperation with schools.



Funding programme:

Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich 2014-2020



ITAT 2022


Lead Partner:

Certottica S.c.r.l.



Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH – Research Area Wood and Paper Surface Technologies (W3C)

University Trieste, Department for Life Sciences



DI Günter Wuzella


The project NO Waste - "Improved Biodiversity by Economical Wastefree Use of Traditional Plants“ (ITAT2022) – is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020 as well as by the Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (KWF).


Further information regarding the programme Interreg V-A Italien-Österreich 2014-2020 and the project  NO WASTE can be found at: