The eco-friendly label!
Rotas Italia has a sustainable approach since 40 years, even before laws in this field existed. Sustainability is in our mind.
99% of the waste we produce is harmless. The production of waste is constantly and continuously monitored by our employees. All the companies involved in the collection of our waste are authorized and in possession of the legal requirements and certifications necessary to carry out the activity.
The Botteniga/Pegorile river, which flows for more than 200 meters along our building, is “uncontaminated” and permanently hosts dragonflies, butterflies, fish, shrimps, turtles, various species of birds and many other animals sensitive to pollution.
We have tanks inside the structure for the purification and recycling of liquids from the washing of the printing frames.
These water-based liquids also contain acids which, if they were discharged directly, could have an impact on the environment.
Even cleaning rags are recycled and reused.
The washing liquid from the printing frames is purified and recycled many times.
At the end of its useful life, the water contained in it is separated from the other residual chemical substances through an evaporative process, and the residue is reduced to a sludge which is subsequently collected in special containers, which are periodically disposed of in an appropriate manner by companies enabled.
Our work is carried out mainly with the use of electricity and not gas, which has a bigger environmental impact.
The use of electricity is mainly intended for powering the printing machines and for the office operations.
All the energy we use is certified as coming from 100% renewable sources.
We joined RafCycle, an UPM project, an innovative way to recycle based on the reuse of the waste coming from the manufacturing of pressure sensitive labels to produce new materials.
Rafcycle makes the by-products have a “second life” avoiding their inceneration or disposal in landfills and offering several advantages to printing companies, packers and other sector operators and above all to the environment.
Visit Rafcycle’s website here to discover more.