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A new line for professionals

A new line for professionals 900 600 Ecopack

Ecopack launches the Professional line, a range of cooking moulds designed for pastry shops, delicatessens, bakeries, the hospitality industry and the Cash & Carry sector

 

After a long experience earned in the large manufacturing sector, Ecopack launches its line designed for smaller companies.

Quantities will change but the quality will always remain the same, the result of research and development to create environmentally friendly moulds with excellent technical properties.

 

Designed for professionals

If your business makes sweet and savoury products, yet not on a large scale, now you can still enjoy the high quality of Ecopack.

The Professional range, designed for businesses that prepare food like yours, includes not only classic moulds for traditional desserts such as Panettone and Colomba (“Easter Dove”) cakes, but also moulds for plum cakes and the pie and plumpy lines, available in all sizes.

But there’s more! They all come with an rPET lid, so you can also use them for deliveries.

 

We scaled our production to be able to serve even the smallest companies.

The packs of the Ecopack Professional Line are tailored for your shop: the number of moulds per single batch ranges from 25 to 100 units.

The packs are heat-shrink sealed or come in a plastic bag.

A label is applied to the heat-shrink of the sub-packaging reporting the number of units per batch, product name and sizes, icons with instructions for use and certifications and a multilingual description.

Baking moulds

All the cooking moulds of the Ecopack Professional Line are made

in recyclable and biodegradable paper.

The raw materials used such as paper, glues and inks all comply with the international regulations regarding food-grade materials.

The moulds can be used in the oven and are certified to withstand up to 220 °C (430 °F).

They are also suitable for microwave and freezer use, up to -20 °C (-4 °F).

 

The Paper Pan trays

Why is Paper Pan special?

Because it has the same characteristics as plastic trays such as resistance to grease and liquids, rigidity and heat-sealability while being 30% lighter than common cardboard containers and realised in FSC® paper.

This is why it is the most eco-friendly cardboard tray on the market, with technical properties comparable to those of plastic trays!

 

It can be recycled with paper according to UNI 11743:2019 and UNI EN 13430 regulations. Paper Pan has also obtained the Aticelca® 501:2019 level B certification: this means that 80% of the paper can be reused from each Paper Pan container.

 

Bamboo salad bowls

Bamboo salad bowls are convenient and sustainable at the same time: they are made with renewable and biodegradable raw materials, besides being versatile and suitable for both cold and hot preparations.

They can also be used in the microwave, at a maximum power of 800 W for three minutes (but not in the traditional oven!).

Like all Ecopack products, they are made with food-grade materials, they do not release hazardous substances such as PFOS and PFOA and do not contaminate food in any way.

They can be used at temperatures between -18 °C (0 °F) and 70 °C (160 °F).

 

Try now our Professional Line!

Choose your mould among the Panettone, plum cake, Colomba, round, square and many more shapes!

How do consumers perceive eco-friendly packaging?

How do consumers perceive eco-friendly packaging? 900 600 Ecopack

A recent study has shown that consumers also care about the environment when buying food

 

When consumers enter a shop to buy some food, what brings them to choose one product or another? Does packaging influence this choice?

People are increasingly inclined to consider the environmental impact of the products they use, before buying them.

 

The role of packaging in the choice of products

Packaging is not the first thing that consumers consider when buying a product, however, studies have shown that almost half of people pay attention to the materials of which product packaging is made.

In particular, they focus on avoiding plastic.

 

56% of consumers would pay a higher price for recyclable packaging and 39% would pay more for biodegradable packaging as well.

 

Consumers’ knowledge of materials

In general, consumers look for products that foster a more sustainable lifestyle.

They make an effort to minimise waste and their impact on the environment and, above all, they want to reduce the use of plastic.

 

Yet, sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what is really eco-friendly, even for the most attentive consumers.

For example, the recyclability of materials is perceived as very important for the protection of the environment, however, the parameters vary from country to country.

The good news is that consumers know what features a material should have to be eco-friendly.

 

Communication is key

72% of consumers perceive cardboard as the most ecological material, unlike plastic, which they normally avoid.

53% of people reckon it as a common material, 49% think it is functional and easily recyclable.

Why?

 

Communication is very important: consumers highly appreciate brands that indicate that a packaging is recyclable or eco-friendly, more than reading an explanatory text.

In fact, this is exactly what influences their choice when purchasing.

75% of consumers are aware of the problems related to plastic and 50% of them have changed their purchasing habits.

 

This is where retailers and packaging producers come into play: it is good to choose wisely the materials used in the production of products and communicate this choice effectively to consumers in order to help them make the best choices for the planet.

Find out all Ecopack eco-friendly products or contact us for more information.

Why sustainability is important today

Why sustainability is important today 900 600 Ecopack

After the pandemic we faced in the past year and that we are still dealing with, the economy needs to restart. Sustainability is key

 

The only development possible nowadays is a sustainable one: economic growth cannot be detached from environmental awareness and care for the scarce resources of our planet.

 

Post Covid-19 economics

If some thought that the pandemic would place the topics of ecology and sustainability in the background, they were wrong: such themes are currently instrumental to development.

In fact, sustainability is the key we need to come out of the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic.

 

A world in which we all can equally benefit from resources is, indeed, the future. Not only in people’s consciences, but even in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations.

At Ecopack, we give our contribution by subscribing to the Italian Global Compact Network.

 

The role of businesses

Corporate investment in sustainability is above all a gesture of great sensitivity and awareness: the sign of a direction truly in line with the modern world and the needs of our era.

 

Secondly, environmental sustainability is fortunately increasingly rooted in consumers and partners, who are happier to rely on companies showing a green philosophy.

 

Finally, sustainability also means cost savings: raw material waste translates to greater costs for all, including the very manufacturers and companies.

 

In a world growingly in need of kindness, companies need to lead the battle against waste and pollution, even by raising awareness among their customers.

 

The Ecopack philosophy

This is why we work towards sustainable manufacturing every day.

Ever since our birth, we have performed constant research to manufacture our molds using sustainable and recyclable raw material while maintaining Ecopack’s unique technical features unaltered.
We have recently shown an extra effort towards sustainability by shifting completely to FSC-certified paper. In fact, by the end of 2021, the products manufactured at our Italian plants will be mostly made of compostable paper.

Our sustainable products include the Paper Pan line – our recyclable paper trays – and Cocoa Paper – molds made of cocoa bean shells.

Better for cooking, better for the planet

Better for cooking, better for the planet 900 600 Ecopack

The new Ecopack campaign aims to raise awareness in favor of water saving among its users

 

Asteróide Filmes and Flavor agency have signed the new corporate campaign shot in Brazil aimed at digital media for the Ecopack Group. The title will be “Better for cooking, better for the planet” and, fully grasping the environment-loving spirit that characterizes the company, aims to raise awareness of water consumption.

 

Ecopack and love for environment

In fact, all products manufactured and sold by Ecopack have sustainability as their main rule. The molds made by our company, in fact, are not only ecological and biodegradable, but they don’t need to be washed and can be used, as well as for cooking, as final packaging.

 

The video

The plot of the video has as its central topic life during the pandemic that has hit us in the last year.

The protagonist is a 30-year-old woman who, on this occasion, discovers the pleasure of cooking: a hobby that not only is a way to entertain herself during the long stay at home, but also gives her the opportunity to keep in touch with her loved ones and demonstrate love to them.

 

The choice made in developing Ecopack products is no coincidence, which in addition to their ecological qualities are practical and eliminate additional processes, such as greasing with butter and oil to facilitate the detachment of food. Perfect for time saving and healthy cooking!

 

The floor to Ecopack’s Marketing Director

Ecopack’s marketing director talks about this promotional video: “Our narration describes real life, as this is the current situation of millions of people around the world. Moreover, the attention to sustainability and the development of value-added products is a real current trend”.

 

The campaign has already kicked off in Brazil on the Youtube and Linkedin platforms, and will debut on all digital platforms in the second half of March.

The music was proposed by Machiavelli Music.

Ecopack to sponsor a solidarity cause

Ecopack to sponsor a solidarity cause 900 600 Ecopack

Ecopack is proud to sponsor a praiseworthy initiative organised by Colombatto Hotel School to offer free meals to people experiencing economic disadvantage, in support of sustainability, the circular economy and the fight against food waste.

 

At the forefront of solidarity

Unfortunately, we live in a world beset by social disparities, which have undoubtedly increased in this particular period. Many people experience serious hardships, struggling to provide a hot and nutritious meal for their families.

In order to make this winter less cold even for the less fortunate, Ecopack has decided to step in as a sponsor of the soup kitchen project organised by the hotel school which helps the hungry, by providing free food containers and lids for delivering the meals prepared by the students of the school.
In this way, we ensure that meals will arrive hot at their destination.

This initiative fits perfectly with the values of our company: environment protection, recycling, waste reduction and solidarity. This is why we immediately embraced it and supported it the best we can. Given our commitment to social responsibility and sustainable packaging, we could not but join this solidarity cause to help the less fortunate while fighting food waste.

Besides offering substantial help to the most needy, the initiative intends to raise awareness among young people on issues such as social solidarity, sustainability and waste reduction.

Also other associations are involved in the project, such as the Alpine Volunteers Association of Civil Defence for transport, the CAAT and the Turin Food Solidarity Association, which will collect unsold fruit and vegetables at the Agri-food Centre.

Ecopack joined the UN Global Compact

Ecopack joined the UN Global Compact 900 600 Ecopack

This is our way to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

 
Anyone who knows our company knows that environmental protection is one of our top priorities: every year, we invest a lot of resources in researching and developing increasingly eco-friendly packaging solutions.
We aim to reduce our environmental impact while offering our customers products of the highest quality, with excellent technical characteristics, usable both at high and low temperatures and suitable for contact with food.

Joining the Global Compact Network Italy is another step forward for our company towards the well-being of the planet.

The UNGC and the Italian network

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative to support the implementation of the United Nations sustainability goals.
The Global Compact Network Italy was established in 2013 as a foundation through which the United Nations Global Compact operates in our country.
One of the main goals of the organisation is to promote the Ten Principles of the Global Compact within our country, in addition to the commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda which strives to eradicate extreme poverty, spread peace and promote prosperity and human self-development.

The Ten Principles of the Global Compact

The goal of the Global Compact is to promote a sustainable world economy for everyone to enjoy, by encouraging companies to set up a constructive economic, social and environmental framework.
All the companies and organisations that join the pact, including Ecopack, share, advocate and enact its fundamental principles regarding human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.
The principles that underpin these rules are universally accepted – they derive from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration, the Rio Declaration and the United Nations Convention against corruption.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015, with the participation of 150 international leaders.
The Agenda comprises 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030.
Its goal is to set out global priorities related to the people, the planet, prosperity and peace while providing indicators to assess the sustainability performance of all the stakeholders involved in the project. With one goal: changing the world.

Ecopack is one of the winners of the 7 th edition of the CONAI competition for ecodesign 2020

Ecopack is one of the winners of the 7 th edition of the CONAI competition for ecodesign 2020 900 600 Ecopack

The environmental sustainability of Ecopack’s packaging and production with a view to circular economy has been rewarded.

 

The award for environmentally friendly packaging

Now in its seventh edition, in 2020 the “CONAI Competition for the Ecodesign of Packaging in the Circular Economy – Promoting the Environmental Sustainability of Packaging” offered prizes worth 500,000 euros to companies that manufacture and use packaging and have adapted their packaging to make it environmentally sustainable.

Of the 289 projects presented (18% more than last year), 160 were accepted and 92 companies received awards, announced during the “Economy of the future” live event organised by Corriere della Sera.

The 160 participants succeeded in achieving an effective reduction in the environmental impact of their packaging, containing 21% of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, reducing energy consumption by 18% and saving 19% of the water used.

The competition, which rewarded the most innovative and eco-sustainable packaging solutions launched on the market between 2018 and 2019, is promoted by CONAI, the Italian Packaging Consortium, and is sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment.

Ecopack is one of the winners of the Competition, due to the review of its packaging – presented for the competition – with a view to circular economy, leveraging the saving of raw materials used for the production of the finished product.

Since its establishment in 1939, when the company specialised in cake moulds for large-scale industry, attention to eco-sustainability has been one of the cornerstones of Ecopack.
Things have not changed over the years, during which we have branched out into packaging for savoury products, packaging lines for Delivery and moulds of all kinds and sizes, and for a wide range of uses.

Every year we invest our resources in creating moulds that offer excellent technical performance at high and low temperatures (for use in the oven at temperatures of up to 220°C and for freezing), suitable for contact with food, as confirmed by the numerous certifications of our products, and, above all, eco-sustainable, recyclable and environmentally friendly.
A substantial part of our activity consists in experimenting constantly with new materials, such as the Cocoa Paper range.

This is why we are proud to be among the 92 winners of the CONAI eco-design competition, which has been bringing together, promoting and economically rewarding actions to reduce the environmental impact of packaging since 2013, to encourage and spread a culture of environmental sustainability with a view to prevention in companies.

Ecopack supports FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Ecopack supports FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano 900 600 Ecopack

This is one of the ways we show our commitment to the environment in real terms.

 

Ecopack and ecological commitment since 1939

We began our story in Turin in 1939, as a company specialising in the production of moulds for the confectionery industry, which then broadened its horizons towards the savoury world.

Over the years, Ecopack has developed its range to include over 800 products, and has done so with a special focus on the environment and ecology.

The company’s top priority, in addition to offering its customers articles of the highest quality and with excellent technical performance, is to create its moulds using increasingly eco-sustainable materials.

Examples of this are the new Cocoa Paper range, made with cocoa processing waste, and the Delivery range, which aims to replace disposable plastic non-recyclable plastic take-away trays with containers made of paper and bamboo, which are much more sustainable materials.

What is the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano

The FAI was established in 1975 with the aim of defending Italy’s historical, artistic and landscape heritage.

Every day, it renews its commitment to defend Italy’s cultural, artistic and natural heritage, making the extraordinary riches of the countryside, cities and coastline accessible to everyone.

The FAI project, divided into eight areas of intervention (places, territory, relations, people, education and protection, zero impact, sustainability, civic commitment), is also geared towards educating and raising the community’s awareness of the need to respect nature and art, with active interventions throughout the territory, acting as a spokesperson for civil society.

The Corporate Golden Donor membership programme

Ecopack is a Corporate Golden Donor. We see collaborating with FAI as a step forward in the great project to protect the territory: we want to make Italy a better place to live, work and raise our children.

The first resource on which to focus for the rebirth and development of our country is its immense landscape and cultural heritage, which is of undeniable value and beauty.

With the support of numerous members, who now include Ecopack, the FAI protects 66 assets across the national territory, saving jewels of history, art and landscape from neglect and opening them to the public.

Ecopack Tunisia awarded for efforts against Covid-19

Ecopack Tunisia awarded for efforts against Covid-19 900 600 Ecopack

Our Tunisian plant is honored to receive from the Division of Medical Inspection and Safety at Work of Tunis the recognition for implementing workplace safety and protection requirements for the prevention of Covid-19 virus transmission.

Ecopack’s commitment to the fight against Covid-19 continues, not only in Tunisia but also in all the other plants worldwide, with the aim of guaranteeing the maximum safety for our workers.

Coronavirus company statement

Coronavirus company statement 847 200 Ecopack

Due to the spread of Coronavirus in many European Countries, we live in a period of uncertainty; Ecopack believes that it is necessary to inform you that its factories, both in Italy and abroad, are applying Ministerial Ordinances in order to protect their employees, customers, associates, suppliers and all other figures involved in the corporate activities.

All Ecopack workers are able to self-certify the below statements:
– they did not travel in risk areas in Italy and abroad;
– they have not come in contact with people who travelled in risk areas;
– they do not show symptoms of the virus and they are therefore perfectly fit to do their job.

Ecopack is in constant contact with the institutional portals in order to immediately implement any new directives.

Hence it is pointed out that Ecopack production, sales and customer-support activities will continue to take place consistently. Our regular high-quality level will always be guaranteed, with no constraints.

We therefore invite all our customers to carry on with their ongoing, usual business relationships with our companies.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ecopack: we are always at your disposal.

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