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Greenside by Crocco

Greenside
is the new Sustainable Innovation model for flexible packaging.

Greenside è un modello di progettazione sostenibile che aiuta i nostri clienti a produrre un prodotto a emissioni compensate.

Carbon neutral
Analisi delle emissioni CO2
Un metodo innovativo per promuovere un’economia low carbon, e fornire un prodotto Carbon Neutral in grado di supportare gli obiettivi di riduzione delle emissioni dei nostri Clienti.

Downgauging
Riduzione dello spessore degli imballaggi
La riduzione di spessore porta ad una minore quantità di film in termini di peso per unità imballata e quindi necessariamente ad una diminuzione della emissione di CO2 equivalente.

Bio-based
Sviluppo di prodotti con materiali derivanti da fonti rinnovabili
Il polietilene biobased è un materiale di caratteristiche in tutto e per tutto simili ai prodotti tradizionali derivanti da combustibili di origine fossile. La differenza consiste nell'origine dei componenti di base, che nel caso del polietilene biobased derivano da fonti rinnovabili di origine vegetale (biomasse).

Use of RPE
Use of recycled/regenerated material.
The use of recycled polyethylene in films currently produced only with first choice polymers closes the loop between end-of-life materials and raw materials, creating a real circular economy.

With our Greenside products we support our customers through an authentic green partnership to reduce emissions during the life cycle of their products.

Greenside is a Sustainable Innovation Model for the complete range of Crocco products. Available solutions:

  • A carbon neutral film with compensated emissions.
  • An Eco-Design program to reduce the enviromental impact.
  • Downgauging.
  • Use of recycled or bio-based raw materials.

Words are important and the concepts they express lie at the heart of the Greenside Model.

Climate change

The earth's climate is the result of a complex and delicate balance that has always regulated the average temperature of the earth's surface naturally and directly. Increased industriai activity, the use of fossil fuels and deforestation over the years have led to an enormous growth in the greenhouse gases that are present in nature; as a result the greenhouse effect and global warming are increasing.

Greenhouse gas

The most important and commonly known greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (C02), is responsible for around 60% of temperature rise linked to the greenhouse effect. It is primarily produced by industriai processes and the use of fossil fuels for energy production.

lnternational Agreements

The need to limit the effects of climate change over the years has led to the signature of various international agreements among the major countries of the world, aimed to slow down the global warming process. One of the most important has been the approval of the Kyoto Protocol, which, since 2005, has imposed the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

COP - Conference of the Parties

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the international decision-making system which establishes how to limit such changes. Promoted by the United Nations, It brings together 197 countries: The most renowned Conference has been the COP21, held in Paris, during which member nations set the objective of limiting the temperature rise to less than 1.5° C and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years.

LCA - Life Cycle Assessment

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) is one of the methods used to analyze a product's environmental impact throughout its entire life, from the extraction and transformation of its raw materials to its production, transport, use, and final elimination. LCA offers companies an indispensable instrument to design products with reduced environmental impact.

Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint is the unit of measure adopted internationally to aggregate all greenhouse gases in a single value (ex.: 1 kg of C02-eq). Any products carbon footprint is calculated through LCA while respecting the accounting standards defined by ISO 14067:2018.

Emissions compensation

In addition to improving products' environmental performance in order to reduce emissions, the Kyoto Protocol envisions the possibility to offset inevitable emissions and promote an effective low carbon economy. International agreements give companies the chance to economically support environmental efficiency projects, for example through the use of renewable energy sources, by means of which they can accumulate greenhouse gas emissions credits. Such credits are counted, certified, and placed on the market by officially recognized bodies. Companies can use these credits to offset their C02-eq debts and while compensating for the emissions derived from their own products they become completely "carbon neutral".

Crocco S.p.A. leader nel settore dell’imballaggio flessibile
Per prima in Italia ha raccolto la sfida della sostenibilità.

Crocco S.p.A. ha sottoscritto un apposito Accordo Volontario con il Ministero dell’Ambiente per ridurre e neutralizzare le proprie emissioni.

È da questa nuova filosofia che nasce Greenside, un metodo di progettazione per realizzare un packaging flessibile rispettando le più moderne filosofie produttive basate sulla Circular Economy e sulla riduzione delle emissioni di gas effetto serra.