We from eco:fibr want to take action against
throwaway culture by using pulp from pineapple plants
produce for the cardboard and paper industry.
We use a residue for our pulp production. Therefore, no raw material has to be cultivated and an area reservation or transformation is not necessary.
→Preservation of the ecosystems and the associated biodiversity.
Assuming emissions trading and the introduction of the CO2 compensation mechanism in the course of the EU Green Deal in the agricultural sector, this will lead to a CO2 supply for the import of pineapple fruits.
→We can help our cooperation partners to achieve CO2-neutral certification and they can save disposal costs.
→We also create incentive for a more sustainable agriculture.
Our extraction process is significantly more resource efficient for the environment than the traditional kraft process for wood pulp.
→lower temperatures, concentrations, pressures, no chemicals containing sulfur or chlorine, production-integrated environmental protection, better recyclability.
For us, creating the greatest possible impact means above all continuously optimizing our sustainable process. That's why the pilot is such a big milestone for us. For a holistic sustainable approach, we will examine the wastewater and recycling streams and set the optimal process parameters for production.
We extend the value chain of meaningful and avoid the harmful and costly disposal pineapple plant.
→No use of chemicals for drying and no emission of CO2 and particulate matter from burning the pineapple plants.
→Saving trees by using the pineapple plants as an alternative raw material = these trees bind additional CO2.
* based on 3,14 m³ wood per eucalyptus tree and 4,5 mio. tons of residue in Costa Rica
could be saved from logging each year through the usage of pineapple plants.
Due to the production facility directly on site, transport emissions can be reduced to a minimum, because the dried and pressed pulp is much more compact than the pineapple plants. Transport is never ideal we are aware of that, but by ship, for example, CO2 emissions are significantly lower than by truck or plane. Combined transport with high-density products is also planned.
The market is in highly developed countries, such as the USA and European countries. So transportation is a necessary means to an end.
From 2023 EU law for deforestation-free supply chains. This affects companies like our customers that process "critical" products such as wood or want to import them. The aim is to avoid the processing of illegally harvested wood.
→Our customers can prove that they are fulfilling their duty of care when using our pulp.
Customer interviews have shown that a sustainable positioning of the companies in the market and also towards their employees is important for them = employee satisfaction.
The 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a global plan to promote sustainable peace and prosperity - to protect our planet. 🌎 We address the following SDGs:
We attach importance to each employee being able to develop individually and be his or her true self. There is a zero tolerance limit for any form of discrimination.
We aim to build a resilient infra-structure for the production of pineapple pulp, promoting the weaker region of northern Costa Rica.
With our process, we ensure a sustainable production pattern, which we are continuously optimizing, not least through our upcoming piloting
Our process ensures a sustainable production pattern, which we are continuously optimizing, not least through our upcoming pilot.
We protect and sustainable use of land ecosystems, e.g. by saving agricultural land in the cultivation of raw materials.