25 October 2023

Lucart with Wami to reduce plastic bottle consumption

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As part of our 70th birthday celebrations, we wanted to present our employees with a reusable Wami water flask, underlining our commitment to reducing our environmental impact also inside our company.

The partnership with Wamy will help us to reduce the consumption of plastic bottles in our plants and will be another step on the way to eliminate plastic packaging. In addition, we will ensure the supply of 2 million litres of drinking water worldwide by funding the development of a water network and the installation of taps in several villages. It is a practical way to help improve the quality of life for many people who would otherwise not have access to this essential commodity.

"We believe that even the smallest actions, like reusing bottles, can have a positive impact on ourselves, our planet and future generations", commented Massimo Pasquini, CEO of Lucart. "At Lucart, we firmly believe that water is a common asset and these values of sharing, responsibility, care and vision have guided us for 70 years. Our commitment is to a future where everyone has access to clean water, promoting responsible and conscious use of water resources along the entire supply chain".

A commitment that over the past year has already brought our our Group to reduce water consumption per tonne of paper produced by 5.9% compared to 2021, with the aim of achieving further reductions by 2030.

For more information, consult our Sustainability Report 2022.

Speaking of water, did you know that:

  • 2.6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990, but 663 million people still remain without access to it.

  • At least 1.8 billion people globally use drinking water sources contaminated with faeces.

  • Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the global population using an improved drinking water source has increased from 76% to 91%.

  • Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population, a percentage that is expected to increase. More than 1.7 billion people live in river basins where water use exceeds water regeneration.

  • 2.4 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation such as toilets or latrines.

  • More than 80% of wastewater from human activities is discharged into rivers or seas without purification systems.

  • Every day, about 1,000 children die from preventable diarrhoeal diseases related to water and hygiene.

  • Hydropower is the most important and most widely used source of renewable energy. In 2011, it accounted for 16% of the world's total electricity production.

  • Approximately 70% of the water drawn from rivers, lakes and aqueducts is used for irrigation.

  • Floods and other water-related disasters are responsible for 70% of deaths due to natural disasters.

Source: United Nations Regional Information Centre

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