Boniviri's path towards zero-emission oil
Greenhouse gas emissions , which have generated the phenomenon of global warming, are the cause of extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts, desertification, heat and cold waves.
Although agriculture continues to play an irreplaceable mitigation role, providing a strategic contribution to the absorption of CO 2 from the atmosphere, through their entire life cycle, agricultural products can also cause an impact on climate warming.
For example, a sector study showed how "the analysis of the life cycle of extra virgin olive oils has highlighted that the most impacting phases of the supply chain (for 50-65%) are those related to the cultivation of olives , for 20-25% to the production of packaging materials , for 16% to the distribution by truck of the finished product, for 5% to the packaging of the finished product (due to electricity consumption), for 3-5 % to oil extraction (always due to electricity consumption) "(1).
Boniviri is committed to eliminating the greenhouse gas impact of its extra virgin olive oil. How?
- During the second half of 2020, Boniviri activated a data collection process related to its production chain, involving one of the partner farms and an oil mill in the compilation of a detailed questionnaire.
- Once the data has been obtained and processed, during the first half of 2021, Boniviri will be able to understand how many emissions the production of a bottle of oil has generated on average.
- Subsequently, thanks to these calculations, Boniviri will be able to offset the emissions generated through reforestation projects in Italy: planting a tree means capturing CO 2 from the atmosphere.
In the meantime, Boniviri has undertaken to make responsible and careful choices regarding its supply chain and packaging.
For example, the bottles of Boniviri, with a high percentage of recycled glass, are produced in Marsala, Sicily, not far from its headquarters and the partner mills of the project. This allows to reduce the carbon footprint impact linked to the transport of bottles that are often purchased from glass factories in northern Italy or Europe, sent to Sicily, to then be used and sent back to the end customer.
Boniviri's choices, just like yours, can make the difference to reach our common goal: a zero-emission oil .
(1) Source: http://www.econewsweb.it/it/2015/03/19/olio-extravergine-impronta-ambientale/#.Xq6W0BMzYWo.