The Greenhouse Effect is the natural process by which the atmosphere traps some of the Sun’s energy warming the Earth enough to support life. With more greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere due to human activity, more energy is trapped in the surface of the Earth and this contributes to the ‘Enhanced Greenhouse Effect’ and ‘Global Warming’.
While no human activity is completely 'environmentally friendly', there are always opportunities to reduce the impact that these activities may have upon the environment. ROLCO implements several processes and practices that contribute to the reduction or prevention of potential risks for the environment:
The legislation that states a public system of ecological labeling in order to promote products with fewer environmental consequences for the entire duration of their life cycle, and the supply of accurate, non deceiving and scientifically substantiated information for the effects the products have on the environment is: Legislation (ΕΚ) no. 1980/2000 of the European Union and Council on the 17th of July 2000 .
Planet products are fully aligned with the requirements of this legislation.
To attain all the relevant official information the European Union has established, please visit:
To attain the full list of substances that can be used in the production of ecological detergents and cleaners, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/product/pg_did_list_en.htm
The carbon footprint of a process basically expresses the amount of energy required for the process, which can then be expressed as amount of CO2 that is released during the process as well as during the production of the energy that is required for the process.
It is clear that the amount of CO2 released per energy unit is related to the type of energy used – if the energy is renewable, clean etc.
Carbon footprint is expressed in tons of CO2. For the determination of Carbon footprint a given time period is selected – e.g. one year – and the amount of CO2 that is produced by the process in question within the specific time period is summed up.
In order to determine the carbon footprint of a product, one has to split the life of a product in separate steps – processes (perform a life cycle assessment) and determine the carbon footprint of each step. By summing up the Carbon footprints calculated at each step, one can determine the total Carbon Footprint of the product.
The method can be applied in processes, products or facilities of any scale – e.g. a car or a house or a company or a country etc. The environmental sensitive companies calculate their carbon footprint and the set internal targets for reducing their emissions and thus their carbon footprint.
All primary packaging materials are 100% recyclable. They are of the same material per packaging type, so there is no need for the different parts to be separated before they can be recycled. All cartons are made of recycled paper and significant efforts have been made to reduce the weight of the containers (more than 20%), in order to produce less packaging waste.