The Italian brick and roof tile industry places significant emphasis on minimising its environmental impact in every stage of the production process.

Companies aim to reduce clay consumption by incorporating by-products from other processes, such as sawdust or sludge from the ceramic industry and wastewater treatment.

This practice allows the industry to recover over 250,000 tonnes of waste annually, significantly decreasing the amount of material sent to landfills. 

Recent investments in technology have enhanced the energy efficiency of industrial plants.

Shifting to natural gas from other fuels has notably reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Italian brick and tile factories now emit 230 kg of CO2 per tonne of product, a figure significantly lower than the minimum value set by the Italian National Annual Emission Inventory.

The Italian brick and tile industry demonstrates a concrete commitment to sustainability through these practices aimed at reducing environmental impact and adopting cleaner energy sources.