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Greenwashing, how to detect it

Nowadays, the quest for a good green reputation drives companies to highlight their sustainability features in communication and marketing, although in many cases this occurs in unclear and not fully transparent fashion. Thus, specific claims can be misleading, and it turns out difficult to disentangle between greenwashing and reliable statements. Came into being in 1983...
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Pre- and post-consumer waste: a different impact

Measuring the life-cycle environment footprint of a product is quite crucial for companies committed to circular economy principles. When it comes to the carbon footprint of products with recycled content two definitions usually spring to mind: pre-consumer waste recycling (PRE-cw); and post- consumer waste recycling (PCW). The former are the discarded or unused material that...
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CO2 offsetting, the pathways to carbon neutrality

Absorbing all the CO2 we are globally releasing, 1.6 billion hectares of land would require to be replanted, an amount equal to 5 times the size of India. Yet there is not enough land to do so; to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, we must first reduce CO2 emissions and, ultimately, offset incompressible ones (latest...
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Smart Packaging & Smart Labels: Digitization to Support Sustainability

A powerful combination of technology innovation and sustainability is demonstrated by RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) inlays, the key evolution in the digitization of packaging. This RFID trend also emerged at the recent Paris Packaging Week, one of the world's leading luxury packaging fairs, held in Paris on June 29 and 30, 2022. Industry analysts foresee a...
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2030 Agenda: A Guideline for Fedrigoni

September 25, 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations sign the 2030 Agenda pledging to ensure a better present and future for the planet and the people who inhabit it. A global plan of action to 2030 articulated in 17 interconnected, universal and indivisible Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that balance the three dimensions of...
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Circular economy

What is and what means at Fedrigoni The circular economy is a production and consumption model based on a series of actions, and values, including sharing, reusing, and recycling materials. It requires careful design, aimed at increasing the life cycle of goods as much as possible, facilitating their repair and then separation into a range...
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Recycling, biodegradation and compostability. How to choose?

The paper supply chain in Italy is one of the best examples of circular economy: in 2019, the recycling rate reached 81 % of the amount released for consumption, exceeding the 75% target set for 2025, and in line with the 85% target set for 2030. For years at Fedrigoni the production of all specialty...