The upcycled paper that redefines environmental protection
Favini is located in Crusinallo Omegna, Italy. Its origin dates all the way back in 1736 in a small mill in Venice. Due to the opportunity and environment at the time, it was given the right to produce the paper by the government; therefore its history in the papermaking began.It has previously been mentioned that coffee grounds and potato peels have been used as the ingredients in papermaking. Other than using different types of plants as ingredients, during the papermaking process, a significant amount of wastewater from factories and farms have also been used. This reduces the ecological impact in papermaking.
This “Crush” sample booklet mainly uses strong visual images as its design. By using the agriculture by-products it helps the environment; there are also good effects in the applications of design and printing. However, the paper itself does not seem likeable, compared to other types of paper this is its disadvantage. It is understandable that this booklet emphasises on visual effects.It is worth to mention that Favini’s factory information shows the production of “Crush” uses variety of agriculture by-products, these include: orange peel, grapefruit peel, cherry mold, corn leaf, coffee ground, almond shell and etc. And wastewater from factories and farms is added into the papermaking process after further purifying process. Finally, it replaces the 15% fibres that were required from the tree, this is the true definition of reduction in tree harvesting.
Finally, let’s explain this figure. Using fruit as an example; usually, we obtain the fruit juice and fruit flash from the fruit itself, the peels are usually used as fertilisers, livestock feed or shampoo ingredients, however, there isn’t much significance in there, and the volume being used isn’t as much as imagined. Personally, I think it is an ideal concept to apply this and hence replacing the tree fibre in the papermaking process. In fact, Favini has always been experimenting variety types of by-products to replace trees in the papermaking process. For example, excess seaweed from some areas or even the rubber waste from tyres have all been successfully converted into papermaking ingredients, and hence it reduces tree harvesting. In the near future perhaps re-using wastage (up-cycle) is the trend that is worth exploring. It is also an important and indispensable link to the environmental issue in the design industry.
- 3/5 [價格指數 Price Level]
- 13 [種顏色 Colors]
- 5 [種厚度 Thickness]
- 90~350 [基重範圍 gsm]