The Copper-Action Hub: An independent board highlighting the value of copper for a safer and more sustainable future

A new European project has been born to emphasise copper’s natural antimicrobial properties, for a safer and more sustainable future. The heart of the project is the Copper-Action Hub, an independent board made up of international experts, recognised for their knowledge and in-depth experience in various sectors.

Based on scientific evidence from international literature, the Hub will draw up white papers and guidelines on the use of copper in sectors where copper could have the greatest impact, such as construction, public transport, and healthcare.
The Copper-Action Hub also comes at a time where there is an increased awareness around the possibility of viral and bacterial transmission of infections through contaminated surfaces. Especially, in very busy public places, such as hospitals, schools and public transportation, the risk of contaminated surfaces remains. Copper, an ancient and noble material, naturally has antimicrobial properties that can significantly reduce the risk of contamination through its usage.

The Hub, coordinated by Dr. Roberto Bertollini, is currently made up of internationally renowned personalities, who express the highest level of expertise in their respective sectors.
One of the tasks that the Copper Action Hub members will be supporting with, is the review of scientific sources, which are continuously updated and analysed. The aim is to further gather international knowledge on copper’s benefits linked to decreasing the transmission of infections.