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Banca Intesa hands out awards for best artworks made of recycled plastic

As part of the competition "Art chooses to recycle” Banca Intesa, part of the international banking group Intesa Sanpaolo, presented an exhibition and awarded prizes for the best student artistic installations made from recycled plastic.

The competition was open to students of the Faculty of Applied Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade. It was inspired by the Banca Intesa Visa Inspire debit card, which has been made from recycled plastic and since the last year has been issued with the aim of raising environmental awareness among young people and spreading the idea that items that are no longer usable can find new artistic value.

"As part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Banca Intesa is strongly committed to implementing green principles in its business, which is reflected in our focus on achieving strategic plans for carbon neutrality by 2030, as well as net-zero emissions at the Group level by 2050. Driven by sustainability goals at the local level, too, among other, we have created the initiative "Art chooses to recycle", which not only brought together our colleagues and clients in an environmentally conscious goal of collecting plastic items but also inspired young artists to find deeper and more enduring inspiration in recycling plastic materials.” "I hope that together we will manage to preserve that inspiration for the long term, and as a bank, we will certainly strive to continue building the path towards a greener and more sustainable future for all of us," stated Zeljko Petrovic, a member of the Executive Board and Head of Retail Division at Banca Intesa.