ECO INNOVATION

Ecologically responsible product lines developed by Favini. Crush, Remake, Refit, Alga Carta, Tree Free and Shiro Echo, the latter being made exclusively from recycled fibre, all use varying percentages of alternative materials that replace virgin cellulose.

REFIT

As a continuation and extension of creative byproduct reuse, the Refit Refit line was developed using residues from wool and cotton weaving as alternatives to cellulose from wood. Refit is FSC- certified and is composed of 15% fibres from textile waste, 40% FSC- certified post-consumer recycled cellulose fibres, 45% FSC- certified virgin cellulose. The entire production line is powered by self-produced, EKOenergy-certified renewable energy. Waste from textile spinning and weaving processes is therefore used to produce Refit, a new sustainable paper developed according to circular economy principles.
The waste of spinning and weaving processes are used to produce Refit, a new sustainable paper developed according to circular economy principles.
Of Refit raw materials originate from textile spinning and weaving waste.

REMAKE

Favini developed Remake, a combination of leather and paperinspired by the world of fashion which integrates eco-efficiency and creative recycling, to reduce the use of virgin fibres. A quarter of Remake’s raw materials is derived from waste from the production of leather goods, 40% is post-consumer recycled fibre and the remainder is FSC- certified cellulose.
Remake, made from the byproducts of leather goods manufacturing, is FSC- certified and blends the concepts of environmental sustainability and creative reuse.
The line, which is 100% recyclable and compostable, is produced entirely using self-produced, EKOenergy-certified renewable energy. The CO2 emissions generated by Remake’s production are offset through the purchasing of carbon credits.
Of Remake raw materials come from leather goods manufacturing waste.

CRUSH

Crush is another ecological line that is produced using 15% agro-industrial byproducts thanks to partnerships with companies in this sector, derived from the waste of non-GMO plant crops such as grapes, citrus fruits, kiwi, corn, hazelnut, almond, olives, cherries, lavender and coffee. A further 40% of FSC- certified post-consumer recycled fibre and 45% FSC- certified virgin cellulose are employed. The Crush production line is also powered using fully renewable, EKOenergy-certified sources.
The Crush product line is in part created using alternative materials such as agro-industrial waste.
Favini signed a voluntary agreement with Italy’s Environment Ministry, committing to monitor and reduce its carbon footprint. By using organic waste and green energy, CO2 emissions linked to Crush paper's production have been reduced by 20% compared with equivalent, non-ecologically responsible products. Furthermore, emissions that cannot be reduced are offset through the purchasing of carbon credits. Crush is FSC- certified as well as fully recyclable and biodegradable.
of Crush raw materials come from agro-industrial waste.  

SHIRO ECHO

Another line of ecological papers developed by Favini is Shiro Echo, the paper with 100% recycled fibres with superior technical performance. With this paper it is possible to give new life to pre and post-consumer fibres, obtaining a natural looking product. Shiro Echo is a recyclable, biodegradable, FSC™ certified paper, produced with renewable energy and with zero emissions thanks to the neutralization of unavoidable residual CO2.
high quality recycled fibres

TREE FREE

The Tree Free range is a sustainable line of paper designed to minimize the impact on forests. It is made only with cellulose deriving from renewable annual crops and which yields a high quality fibre. Its recipe is 75% bamboo and 25% cotton linters. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, it needs less pesticides than other plants and absorbs up to 4 times more CO2 than traditional forests. Cotton linters are the short fibres of cotton that cannot be used in the production of clothing because of their reduced length, it is a pre-consumer waste for the textile industry, but a precious resource for other supply chains. Tree Free is recyclable, biodegradable, FSC certified and made using EKOenergy, the renewable energy self-produced in our hydroelectric plant. The residual emissions have been eliminated.
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ALGA CARTA

Finally, we introduce to you Alga Carta, the original Favini ecological paper range. Established in the 90s to solve the problem of an overabundance of seaweed in the Venice lagoon, it creatively reuses seaweed coming only from at risk marine environments according to an up-cycling process. Alga Carta was approved by the European Commission and included in a Life project as it uses surplus products of vegetable origin to replace virgin fibres. It is recyclable, biodegradable, FSC certified and uses EKOenergy, the renewable energy self-produced in our hydroelectric plant. In addition, any unavoidable residual emissions have been eliminated.
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Net zero CO2 emissions for the production of the Shiro, Crush and Remake lines through the purchasing of carbon credits.
The emission-offsetting programme has also been successfully applied to the Crush product line since 2017, demonstrating Favini’s continuing commitment to environmental protection.
The Crush and Alga Carta eco-papers are used by the Cartotecnica Favini division, a partner who has also demonstrated its commitment to environmental concerns, in particular for its Calligraphy Nature line. With a view to knowledge-sharing in the context of the circular economy and industrial symbiosis, Favini provides support to university students who wish to further explore cases of sustainable innovation in their dissertations. The company also promotes a constant dialogue with companies that want to find new uses for their byproducts. Favini is also a partner in projects promoting the circular economy, such as:
  • CirCO, short for Circular Coffee, which researches the possibilities of optimising use of silverskin, a waste product derived from coffee roasting;
  • HUB&SPOKE which aims to showcase a new business model for the post-consumer management of absorbent hygiene product (AHP) waste in Europe.