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A new life to protect the environment MATERIALS

The life cycle of environmental sustainability

Materials
In a world where the production of materials, their use and their biodegradability now represent a central topic of environmental sustainability, Firriato has always placed its commitment in the use of materials throughout the production process, from the vineyard to the bottle, keeping firmly in mind considering three fundamental aspects of the environmental impact:

1) Life cycle of the material (production, use, recycling)

2) it’s use in the production process and consequently its biodegradability in the environment

3) the ability of the material to come from sources of recycling of pre-existing materials and to be subject to recycling once re-placed on the market (Eg. Bottles, Cartons etc.)

The life cycle of environmental sustainability

Materials
In a world where the production of materials, their use and their biodegradability now represent a central topic of environmental sustainability, Firriato has always placed its commitment in the use of materials throughout the production process, from the vineyard to the bottle, keeping firmly in mind considering three fundamental aspects of the environmental impact:

1) Life cycle of the material (production, use, recycling)

2) it’s use in the production process and consequently its biodegradability in the environment

3) the ability of the material to come from sources of recycling of pre-existing materials and to be subject to recycling once re-placed on the market (Eg. Bottles, Cartons etc.)

 

Life cycle of the material

The materials are also chosen on the basis of the environmental impact of production, this because in an idea of ​​evolved environmental sustainability, the material itself is not evaluated only on the basis of its functional value, but of its environmental impact throughout its cycle of life. Questions such as "how much pollutes its production" or "how much water does it need to be recycled" are fundamental bases for choosing a material used in the company. For example, a type of cardboard might have a very low environmental impact of production, but very high use and recycling, or a specific type of glass bottle, which in order to avoid a greater production impact, can be recycled almost indefinitely.

Use of the material

Materials with a lower environmental impact are chosen during their use within the company production process. From the vineyard to the cellar, materials such as plant protection products or detergents are chosen on the basis of their low impact on the environment. The choice to use sulfur and copper is not dictated solely by the choice of being in a certified organic farming regime, but also by their proven tolerability by flora and fauna compared to other active ingredients.

Origin, recyclability and biodegradability

Of fundamental importance is Firriato's choice to use, where possible, materials that come from the recycling process and that, above all, are subject to recycling and / or reconditioning processes. This is in order to reduce at the origin both the environmental impact of production, but above all, with a correct use by man, the possibility of that material to have more lives.

Biodegradability in the vineyard

Materials
Firriato has for years chosen to use in the vineyard, where possible, exclusively biodegradable materials and, where not possible, those coming from recycling and in any case recyclable. This choice is designed to improve the eco-compatibility of materials with the ecosystem, ensuring, where possible, that all those materials that, due to their use, escape human attention, are bio-degradable in nature such as for example the laces to tie the vines during vegetative conditioning, or the headland piling in which exclusively local essences are used.

Materials in the cellar

MaterialS
The goal is as simple as it is ambitious, to use all materials that come from recycling processes and to place materials on the market that are recyclable. For this reason in Firriato any material, from bottles to capsules, passing through the cartons or paper of the information brochures, is examined for these two fundamental requirements. With the advent of wine tourism this philosophy of action has also been adopted in our resorts.

Biodegradability in the vineyard

MaterialS
Firriato has for years chosen to use in the vineyard, where possible, exclusively biodegradable materials and, where not possible, those coming from recycling and in any case recyclable. This choice is designed to improve the eco-compatibility of materials with the ecosystem, ensuring, where possible, that all those materials that, due to their use, escape human attention, are bio-degradable in nature such as for example the laces to tie the vines during vegetative conditioning, or the headland piling in which exclusively local essences are used.

Materials in the cellar

Materials
The goal is as simple as it is ambitious, to use all materials that come from recycling processes and to place materials on the market that are recyclable. For this reason in Firriato any material, from bottles to capsules, passing through the cartons or paper of the information brochures, is examined for these two fundamental requirements. With the advent of wine tourism this philosophy of action has also been adopted in our resorts.

Waste quality management regulation: ISO 14001

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With the ISO 14001 certification Firriato is also able to obtain the recycling of almost all the materials used. From the glass of the bottles to the paper for the labels, up to the cartons for packaging, all waste products are regularly registered, classified and delivered for recycling. In practice, the entire production chain is entirely dedicated to respect for nature and the environment with particular attention paid to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the production phases. It is also important to note Firriato’s commitment to reducing the production of this type of waste, generated by the operations in the cellar, being in a reduction regime. More than 90% of the materials used by the winery are already recycled.

I use recycled materials 90%

I use non-recycled materials 10%

The hardcover cycle

The cardboard residues are sent to the pulpers, that is to water basins where the cellulose is literally pulped and the large non-fibrous contaminants are removed. The water used in the recycling process is the waste water, coming from the same plant as the paper. The fibers are progressively cleaned and the resulting pulp is filtered and screened several times to make it suitable for papermaking and the reproduction of cardboard which will return to its initial use in the cellar.

The long life of wood

Disused barrels and worn platforms follow different destinies. The barriques are reinserted into the multipurpose wood circuit that find fertile ground in the smoking, gardening or in the most enlightened companies in the furniture sector according to a coherent environmental ethics of reuse. The remaining woody biomass, naturally of non-fossil origin, used in the cellar, are instead recycled to power modern heating systems.

The eternity of glass

A noble material, glass combines economic and environmental sustainability. Recyclable up to a dozen times overall, the bottles are disposed of in the same cellars at lower melting temperatures and consequently with minimal environmental impact. The reliability of the bottling technologies favor a meticulous control of the recycled specimens by identifying any cracks that compromise the physical variables, the pressure resistance and the presence of foreign material inside the bottle.

Waste quality management regulation: ISO 14001

Materials
With the ISO 14001 certification Firriato is also able to obtain the recycling of almost all the materials used. From the glass of the bottles to the paper for the labels, up to the cartons for packaging, all waste products are regularly registered, classified and delivered for recycling. In practice, the entire production chain is entirely dedicated to respect for nature and the environment with particular attention paid to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the production phases. It is also important to note Firriato’s commitment to reducing the production of this type of waste, generated by the operations in the cellar, being in a reduction regime. More than 90% of the materials used by the winery are already recycled.
I use recycled materials

90%

I use non-recycled materials

10%

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