02 December 2021

Lucart earns Cradle to Cradle® certification

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The EcoNatural range produced in the plant in Laval Sur Vologne, France is the confirmed eco-friendly paper leader 

Lucart announces to have recently earned a Cradle-To-Cradle® Bronze level certification for the EcoNatural range of paper towels and toilet paper made in the Laval Sur Vologne plant in France. The criteria for the international circular economy certification are based on performance in five critical areas of sustainability, namely material composition, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water management and social equity. 

The Cradle to Cradle® certification proves that the eco-design of a product allows it to be recycled indefinitely in a manner that is beneficial to the environment at all stages of its life cycle, from the drawing board to use and reuse. The Cradle to Cradle® certification is added to other ecological certifications obtained in past years, such as the EU Ecolabel and FSC® certification. The Laval Sur Vologne plant also has ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification, ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification, Der Blaue Engel certification and PEFC™ certification.  

The Cradle to Cradle® certification is renewed every two years and so Lucart has set the goal of improving the level of certification the next time. With this objective in mind, new guidelines have been drawn up to promote 100% recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 and 100% recycled or compostable packaging by 2030. The Lucart business model based on circularity and innovation is the combination of strong environmental commitment and unique technological expertise. 

“The Earth’s ecosystem must be protected and we must safeguard the limited resources available to us. This is why we carefully assess the environmental impact of the raw materials we use, be they virgin cellulose or paper for recycling. The proportion of recycled paper used in the manufacturing of our products at the Laval Sur Vologne plant is much higher (84%) than the proportion of virgin fibre (16%). This performance positively contributes to the goal of achieving a 60% share of recycled paper in the production mix for all sites of the group by 2030," explained Alessandro Pasquini, Chairman of Lucart S.a.s.