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

To compensate for any unavoidable residual emissions from the Crush product line during 2018, Favini has fund a project in Turkey. The biogas power project is plant to be built close to Molu village of Koca Sinan district in the province of Kayseri in Turkey. The project aims at avoiding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing landfill area by collecting biogas to generate electricity.
Thus, in addition to the direct avoidance of GHG emissions, further indirect emission reductions are achieved through the CO2- neutral replacement of fossil fuels used for power generation. The activity includes installation of landfill gas extraction system, an enclosed flare as well as a biogas driven genset for electricity production. Construction work for project started at the end of June 2011. The total licenced installed capacity of the project is 4,222 MWe.

Environmental, socio-economics benefits:

  • Reduction in fossil fuel use (imported or local)
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the landfill area
  • Reduction in energy production costs and imported energy amounts
  • Improvement of environmental conditions (GHG and odour) and safety in the landfill area<

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