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Boniviri and Favini: innovative solutions and sustainable materials

18 Feb
2021

Posted in Graphic Specialities

The Sicilian start-up Boniviri, a benefit company that produces high class food by selecting the finest quality from the region, enhancing the local agricultural supply chain and protecting the environment, has now launched the first packaging for extra virgin olive oil with a positive impact.

One notable characteristic of this eco-sustainable packaging is the use of the ecological paper Crush by Favini, the paper originating from the creative reuse of agro-industrial by-products in partial substitution of tree cellulose.

The Boniviri project

Boniviri is a benefit company that aims to create value with food through the selection of excellence of the region, the enhancement of the local agricultural supply chain and environmental protection. Three Sicilian entrepreneurs under 30 founded Boniviri in Catania, in 2020. The partners have defined precise social and environmental objectives based on the SDGs, acronym of Sustainable Development Goals, aligned directly to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

“All the elements of our packaging have been designed with the aim of reducing waste and CO2 emissions and at the same time guaranteeing the best safety and quality standards,” said Alessandra Tranchina, Boniviri’s Head of Marketing and Communications. “We are convinced that every element of our offer – including packaging – must generate value and contribute to the realization of our social and environmental objectives that we have defined on the basis of the SDGs”.

Boniviri’s eco-sustainable packaging with Favini’s ecological paper Crush

The packaging solution for Boniviri oil was developed on the basis of an in-depth analysis that took into account several factors: weight, origin, recyclability and conservation properties of the materials.

In particular, Favini’s ecological paper Crush – made with agro-industrial by-products that replace up to 15% of the tree cellulose – was chosen for the label and all communication materials – from the presentation book to the spice brackets.

An example of waste used by Favini, in partial replacement of cellulose, to produce the innovative ecological paper Crush, comes from the olive supply chain, as well as from other products such as citrus fruits, almonds and grapes.

In the article “From olive grove to the ecological paper Crush” we explain the life cycle of olive processing residues which, in order to produce extra virgin olive oil and passing through various processes and by-products, are used in a circular economy perspective to produce the eco-sustainable paper Crush Olive from Favini.

Click here to discover the creative reuse of olive processing residues up to the production of Favini’s Crush Olive ecological paper.

Favini also guarantees a reduction of the carbon footprint of 20% for the production of Crush compared to a traditional paper. In fact, thanks to a Carbon Offset action, the unavoidable emissions generated to produce the ecological paper Crush are fully offset by Carbon Credits acquired by Favini to finance activities aimed at improving the environment capable of absorbing CO 2 in the atmosphere.

Visit the “Circular Economy” section of our blog to read the other Crush Stories, discover curiosities about Favini’s ecological papers and get inspired for sustainable packaging and design projects with low environmental impact.

Boniviri’s sustainable packaging project: label in Crush ecological paper, recycled glass bottle and plastic-free packaging

Boniviri’s graphic design, which includes a central label on which all information is concentrated, allows you to avoid ink waste, reduce print waste and simplify operations labeling.

In addition to their choice of Crush ecological paper, originating from the creative reuse of olive waste and produced according to the principles of circular economy, Boniviri has selected recyclable materials with a low environmental impact, eliminating CO2 emissions with compensation actions and reforestation projects.

The bottle, in its 750 ml format, is a glass bottle using a high percentage of recycled glass. The glass, although heavier than plastic and aluminum, was selected as this material guarantees better conservation of the oil, being inert and thus not allowing the passage of components between the container and the content. The bottles are purchased from a local glass factory to contain the emissions generated by transport.

All Boniviri packaging and communication materials are designed to be sustainable: ecological paper Crush from creative reuse of olive processing residues, recycled glass, plastic-free packaging and carbon offset actions.

The box is plastic-free and made entirely of cardboard, and uses a honeycomb type board to guarantee safety in transport. Thanks to these solutions, Boniviri has significantly reduced the emissionsenerated by packaging compared to a traditional oil. Residual emissions, including those produced in the production and transportation stages, will compensated by reforestation programs in the national territory. An activity that allows not only to offset emissions, but also to generate value through the creation of new green areas, the promotion of biodiversity and the economic and social development of the territories.

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