Vimar among the winners of the eighth edition of the CONAI tender for eco-design

This year too, Vimar has been awarded the significant acknowledgement by CONAI for its engagement in favour of environmental sustainability. Indeed, the winners of the “CONAI tender for packaging eco-design in the circular economy – valuing the environmental sustainability of 2021 packaging” were announced last 11th November. This award supplements the existing awards received in 2015, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, in addition to the ’Packaging Oscar’ the brand was awarded in 2016.

One-family video door entry kit

Having restyled its packaging with a focus on innovation and environmental sustainability, the company based in Marostica was rewarded for the packaging of its one-family video door entry kit (code K7559G.01). Specifically, the features which enabled Vimar to clinch the award are as follows:

  • the use of recycled material: the percentage of recycled material used for the internal partition has gone up from 50 to 80% while all the finished product packs are 100% recycled and bear the FSC mark (sustainable forest management certification)
  • the raw material savings: reduction in the use of raw materials through the resizing of the pack (- 40% in volume) and of the internal partition (- 75% in weight)
  • the optimised logistics: + 88% of pieces compatible with transportation on a pallet


Kit Videocitofonico Monofamiliare K7559G01

A generous 326 projects were presented, of which 185 were submitted. These are the figures of the eighth edition of the tender promoted by the Italian National Packaging Consortium, under the patronage of the Ministry for Environmental Transition, which rewarded the most innovative and eco-sustainable packaging solutions introduced onto the market in the 2019-2020 two-year period. The 185 cases of sustainable packaging achieved an actual reduction in the environmental footprint of the packaging, which can be quantified as a 28% containment of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, the reduction of energy consumption by 21%, and water savings of 10%.

The Extended Technical Committee, who decreed this year’s winners, comprises leading experts from Milan Polytechnic University, Turin Polytechnic University, the IUAV Faculty of Architecture in Venice, the University of Bologna, Legambiente, Altroconsumo and ItaliaImballaggio.

The applications were analysed using the Eco Tool Conai tool which is designed to calculate - thanks to a simplified LCA analysis - the effects of eco-design actions taken by companies on packaging in the form of a before and after comparison in terms of energy savings, water savings and CO2 emission reduction.


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