The eco-friendly paper with agro-industrial waste

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, grape, olives, hazelnuts, cherries and lavender) that replaces up to 15% of the cellulose from trees, and now contains up to 40% recycled fibre from post-consumer waste. Made with EKOenergy 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 project in Turkey.

The Akbük Wind Farm Project involves the development of 31.5 MW onshore wind farm in the region of Aydın Province, Didim District in Turkey. The Project involves the installation of 15 turbines and the development of a high voltage transmission line between the proposed project area and the national grid with the production of 105 GWh/year. The annual emission reductions are estimated as 67,570 tCO2 eq/years.

The project contribution to sustainable development consists in reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions, creation of local employment and contribution to the reduction of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides.

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