Innovation in the paper industry
Posted in Sustainability Channel
With the project “To Our Roots and Beyond”, the European paper industry has launched a new initiative to encourage companies to propose innovative projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable sources.
The underlying idea is to highlight the role the paper industry plays in creating a sustainable low-emission economy.
Specific examples in Europe have shown that the paper industry could be a low-carbon economy.
14 case studies from ten EU member countries were presented, proving that the paper industry can pave the way for decarbonisation.
This is a crucial step in the Roadmap 2050 which sets emission reduction targets at 80%, while creating 40% added value. The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) estimates that 33 billion euros will need to be invested to achieve this target.
The target for 2050 is for 80% less carbon emissions with 40% added value.
It also highlights how raw materials will continue to play a crucial role, in particular those coming from sustainably-managed forests.
Recycling will also be pivotal in guaranteeing the quantity and quality of raw materials needed to support the development of the industry in Europe.
Favini is also working towards creating innovative products using recycled pre and post-consumer fibre as well as by using more sustainable products to replace traditional resources.
Furthermore, Favini is committed to improving energy efficiency in conjunction with the use of more sustainable alternative raw materials.
An example is Remake, the paper range made from the by-products of leather production (25%) and recycled cellulose fibres (40%). An excellent example of an innovative and sustainable product!
Favini, in line with the principles expressed in the “To Our Roots and Beyond” project, has since 2009 has been definitively committed to improving energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources.
In particular, from 2009 to 2016, Favini implemented projects aimed to reduce CO2 emissions and improve energy consumption. Proven examples of which are the cogeneration plant installed at the Crusinallo plant; optimization of the water resource management with a closed-loop system and purification plant. These are in addition to carrying out important projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of its business, such as the Voiala project.
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