Lucart publishes 2018 sustainability report

20th of August 2019
Lucart publishes 2018 sustainability report

Tissue paper products manufacturer Lucart has published its 14th Sustainability Report in accordance with the international guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standard).

It highlights an increase in turnover of 12 per cent for the Italian company and key investments such as the acquisition of three production plants in Spain, the construction of a new plant in Hungary, the start-up of a new continuous machine for the production of tissue paper and the opening of a new, fully automated logistics centre.

As usual the report places particular emphasis on environmental data which this year has been supplemented with more detailed information on recycled paper.

According to Lucart’s estimates, following an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), analysis carried out on two types of toilet tissue it produces, different environmental benefits can be measured for each tonne of recycled toilet paper produced compared to paper made from virgin cellulose, including:

• 80 per cent reduction in the consumption of renewable resources, with savings of 4,060.90 kg of wood

• 38 per cent reduction in the consumption of water resources, ie, 50.63 cubic metres of water

• Savings of 20 per cent of the fossil CO2 emitted, one of the gases mostly to blame for climate change.

According to data provided by Assocarta, approximately 1.5 million tonnes of tissue paper for hygiene and sanitary use are produced in Italy each year, of which only seven per cent is produced from recycled materials. More than 53 per cent of the paper Lucart uses is recycled and 95 per cent of that comes from Europe.


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