Sustainability and Environment
Sustainability is an essential element for CARTONPACK and a constituent part of the company mission.
It is a fundamental value of today's everyday life: less waste, more efficiency; more respect for the environment corresponds to more protection for our civilization.
Engaged for many years in the search for methodologies and protocols to enhance the sustainable choices of the projects developed, CARTON PACK has made an important journey in identifying effective solutions to concretely translate the principles of sustainability in the context of the creation of food packaging.
In fact, innovative methodologies and sustainability protocols represent essential operational tools for transforming each project into an opportunity to safeguard the territory and the environmental context.
The company has structured its work according to internationally recognized certification protocols, such as ISO 14001 (to ensure correct and sustainable management of the environmental impact), FSC® (C146699) (for the management of the chain of custody of raw materials of vegetable origin such as paper and cardboard), TÜV - DIN CERTCO (for the management of the transformation processes of compostable materials).
AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY COMPANY
For CARTONPACK, sustainability means using intelligent technologies in the consumption of energy and raw materials and safeguarding the environment at every stage of the production and distribution process. For this reason, in addition to studying and implementing packaging solutions with a very low environmental impact, in 2019 the company increased its capacity for producing electricity from renewable sources by investing in a new photovoltaic system that produces a peak power of 274 KWp, bringing the total capacity to 1 MWp with a consequent average producibility of about 1,350,000 KWh / year, thus lowering CO2 emissions by about 715 tons / year.
From 2020 CARTONPACK collaborates with Plastic Bank in the Social Plastic® project, a project that gives new value to recycled plastic by investing in the development of a regenerative company. ► MORE INFORMATION
In a natural ecosystem, perpetuation is the watchword. Water, for example, is a perpetual element as it descends in the form of rain, spreads through various types of channels and rises through evaporation and then descends again in a constant, perpetual way.
Here is a first key element: perpetuation.
Seeking perpetuation in the life cycle of packaging, as far as technically possible, is probably the most functional and efficient solution; at the same time meeting the cost and operational needs of consumption.
In other words, RECYCLING IS THE MOST "SUSTAINABLE" SOLUTION.
Recycling is the way to perpetuation, while today the plastic material continues to be the most functional solution to solve the problems associated with the transport, storage and extension of the shelf-life of fresh products.
It's about finding a second key element: balance.
The concept of balancing, in a very simple way, is represented by the use of all the technical elements and scientific knowledge in a thoughtful way in order to jointly exploit the various strengths of materials, processes, industrial technologies to obtain a result. "Balanced" precisely that responds adequately to the dynamics of cost control, logistics, food storage and hygiene, post-consumption disposal, etc.
Following the logic of perpetuation and balancing, here is a virtuous relationship that is the basis of the CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABILITY for CARTONPACK.
Packaging must be SUSTAINABLE at the same time to:
- Economy and the industrial process
- The final Consumer
Among these "elements" significantly affected by the choice of the correct packaging, there are essential relationships of:
Feasibility, Safety, Fairness
3 KEY ELEMENTS
- Feasibility - because the resources available in nature must be able to be technically processable by the processing industry in an effective and efficient way;
- Safety - which translates into safeguarding the environment and natural resources, as well as attention to health and food safety for the final consumer;
- Fairness - from an economic point of view, economic sustainability must be guaranteed in relation to the costs of production and procurement of raw materials and consequently in relation to the "spending capacity" of consumers.