Building on what we had already achieved in the previous years, in 2019 we have further reduced the weight of our packaging. This commitment was acknowledged by the Prevenzione Conai 2019 initiative that awarded three projects:
– the substitution of the outer packaging of Somatoline Cosmetic Sachets, allowing us to reduce the weight of the cardboard used by 40% and increase the number of sachets contained in a pallet;
– the change in shape of the WC NET rim blocks display rack and of the Vetril and Smac triggers, which allowed us to reduce the weight of the paper materials used by 20% and increase the number of products displayed on the rack;
– Lastly, Rio Mare received the CONAI award for the fourth consecutive year, also receiving the “Special Award” for the reduction in the aluminium used in Insalatissime Rio Mare packaging, by reducing the thickness from 0.24 mm to 0.22. This latter initiative allowed us to save a total of 30 tonnes of aluminium. In 2019, the amount needed to manufacture approximately 2.9 million cans.
In addition, by eliminating a component in Collistar branded products, we saved about 150 Kg of aluminium in packaging, the equivalent of approximately 75 bicycle frames. We have also eliminated the body spatula from all scrubs, resulting in a 457 kg reduction in plastic used compared to 2017, equivalent to about 40,000 half-litre water bottles.
Finally, the weight of our Neutro Roberts bath foam bottles was reduced by 10%, leading to a saving of 38 tonnes of plastic, equivalent to approximately 3,800,000 half-litre plastic bottles.