Crush

A new range of fashion conscious eco-friendly papers

Calculation of carbon footprint of
the ecological paper Crush

Product description

The eco-friendly paper Crush, contains within its formulation, components with low environmental impact, both in terms of raw materials and energy.

The paper is made from organic products (residues of citrus fruits, kiwi, corn, coffee, olives, hazelnuts, cherries and lavender) that replaces up to 15% of the cellulose from trees, and contains up to 30% recycled fibre from post-consumer waste.

Made with 100% green energy from renewable sources (hydroelectric).

Environmental profile

The potential contribution to the greenhouse effect caused by greenhouse gases emitted during the life cycle of the product, calculated by reference to 1 ton of recycled paper including its packaging (excluding the use phase), is equal to 1.730 kg CO2 eq.

Ecological paper kg CO2 eq %
Life cycle 1.730 100%
Upstream 740 43.2%
Core 730 42.4%
Downstream 260 14.4%

The three year reference period is 2011-2013.

Validation study

Report Critical Review of the study: “Calculating the carbon footprint of ecological paper Crush” (Rev. 02 of 22.10.2014) performed by DNV GL on 07/25/2014.

Study parameters and reference period

The study parameters include the extraction process of raw materials, component manufacturing, internal transportation by Favini, paper production and packaging. Distribution and disposal of the finished productis also included.
The use phase, however, is excluded from the study.

Carbon footprint reduced by 20%

DNV has verified the carbon footprint of Crush that was calculated by applying a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) in accordance with the principles and requirements of the ISO/TS 14067.
Using agro-industrial by-products and 100% green energy Favini reduces by 20% the greenhouses gases emitted in making Crush (comparing Crush with a paper with similar characteristics, without by-products being used and produced with conventional energy).

Full report (PDF)

 

Carbon Footprint Offsetting

Favini, at the end of the study about the carbon footprint of ecological paper Crush, chose to neutralize the unavoidable remaining emissions to increase value to the product and its level of Corporate Climate Responsibility.

The emissions generated by eco-friendly paper Crush are fully offset thanks to Carbon Credits acquired by Favini to finance activities that can absorb CO2 in the atmosphere.

To offset the carbon footprint of Crush, Favini chose to fund a reforestation project in Uganda to restore more than 6,200 hectares of Kibale National Park.

Uganda Kibale - locally owned tree nursery (1)

The benefits of the ecosystem and the population are expressed in terms of new planted trees, protection of endangered species and positive impacts on employment and local living conditions.

Certificate (PDF)

carbon-footprint-graphicThe three year reference period is 2011-2013.ministero-dell-ambienteCo-financed Project by Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea