While safety requirements are the basis without which business cannot be developed, the environmental compatibility requirements of packaging are becoming increasingly strategic on national and international markets.
More and more consumers are looking for products packed in eco-friendly materials: people are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their consumer choices. Offering proper solutions in terms of sustainability allows you to gain important market share while contributing to environment protection and people’s health.
Make your products more competitive.
Check and certify the recyclability and compostability of materials and design your products according to eco-design principles, so that they are safe and sustainable for consumers, for the environment and for your business!
Ecol Studio – Lifeanalytics supports you in developing your strategy for sustainability by assessing your products.
Reliable information and test reports about compostability and biodegradability, as well as recyclability, of your paper products build up a solid base for communication to your customers and for design, research and development of your range of products.
The tests aim at determining the packaging compostability according to the European standard UNI EN 13432:2002, which defines the needed characteristics for a material to decompose during a composting process. Such tests enable the organization to obtain the OK Compost INDUSTRIAL, Ok Compost HOME and Seedling certifications.
The biodegradability test is a phase of the compostability test. It measures the capability of the packaging, or its components, to be converted into carbon dioxide by microorganisms, in order obtain that a minimum 90% of the organic carbon is converted in carbon dioxide within 6 months of starting the test. The test is performed according to the standard EN ISO 14855-1:2012.
The recyclability of cellulose-based materials and products can be evaluated through the Italian standard UNI 11743:2019.
The recyclability test Aticelca® 501 allows the manufacturer to obtain the label “Recyclable with paper”: a tangible contribution to the circular economy that makes companies more competitive on the global market, as it creates and communicates value to both the operators along the supply chain and the consumers.
Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an objective method of assessing and quantifying the energy and environmental burdens and potential impacts associated with a product or a service, process or activity throughout its life cycle, from raw material acquisition to end-of-life (“cradle to grave”).
Life cycle analysis is a conscious, responsible and concrete commitment to a path of sustainability, and it is functional to obtain Type III Ecological Quality Labels such as the Carbon Footprint CFP (ISO 14067), the Environmental Product Declaration EPD, the Product Environmental Footprint PEF.
These labels communicate objectively the environmental and sustainability performance of a product or service and, therefore, represent an added value on the market.
The growing attention to the problem of climate change, the importance that today on the market is given to the “ecological” requirements of products and processes and the awareness of the fundamental contribution of the ecosystem to industrial productivity have directed companies towards the use of tools to quantify the sustainability of processes and direct choices towards environmentally virtuous solutions.
The Carbon Footprint of Organisations and Products allows us to quantify, better than any other parameter, the climatic impact of an activity based on objective criteria and internationally standards. It is aimed at drawing up the Greenhouse Gases Inventory developed according to the ISO 14064 standard, an effective tool for improving the environmental performance of a company and making its business more sustainable.
Suitability for contact with skin or food is the first safety requirement that your packaging must guarantee.
Ecol Studio – Lifeanalytics performs food and skin contact conformity tests through global and specific migration analysis on various materials in compliance with applicable national and international legislation: paper and board, glass, stainless steel, aluminium, ceramics, plastics, coatings, multilayer and multimaterial.
The production of packaging and other items intended to come into contact with food or skin may involve the use of hazardous chemicals, which create specific obligations for manufacturers and traders.
To prevent the risks deriving from the presence of these substances, it is necessary to verify the compliance of materials and products with the REACh Regulation and the RoHS Directive.
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