100 tons

of plastic from entering the ocean in 2021

Our partnership with Plastic Bank®

Davines is proud to partner with Plastic Bank to stop ocean bound plastic and improve lives. Through our partnership, we will:

  • Prevent 100 tonnes of plastic from entering the ocean in 2021
  • Empower collectors in coastal communities in Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil

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Empowering a regenerative society

Plastic Bank is helping the world stop ocean bound plastic while improving the lives of collector communities. They build ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. 


Revolutionize recycling 

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Plastic Bank helps to build ethical recycling ecosystems in vulnerable coastal communities all over the world.


Improves people's lives

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Collectors receive bonuses, which help them provide family needs such as groceries, fuel, school, and health insurance. 


Stop ocean-bound plastic 

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Collectors collect ocean-bound plastic waste from land and beach, stopping it from reaching our oceans.


Ensure transparency

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Plastic Bank’s blockchain platform provides real-time data – allowing for transparency, traceability, and rapid scalability. 


In interdependence - which is one of the founding values of the B Corp movement - there is no social sustainability without environmental sustainability, there is no progress without respect for ecosystems and human rights. Without human ecology, there is simply no future.

- Davide Bollati, Davines Chairman

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Rethinking plastic

Reduce, reuse, recycle, regenerate

The challenges of packaging management

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Why are we using plastic? 

Our Plastic Footprint

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What is plastic leakage?



Plastic Footprint

The total amount of plastic waste generated by Davines Group: it includes both the waste produced by our manufacturing plant and offices (27%), and the plastic packaging of our products marketed worldwide (73%).



Plastic Leakage

There is still a residual part - 1,9% of our plastic footprint, about 14 tons - that may potentially end up in the environment due to inefficient waste management. This inspired us to accelerate our efforts on the topic. 



Plastic Collection

In the autumn 2021, we will start a plastic collection project with Plastic Bank to prevent that 100 tons dispersed in the environment end up in the ocean, involving local people in the collection to improve their quality of life.

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Types of plastic we use: a circular approach


recycled or bio-based plastic packaging 

631 tons

of plastic saved from 2014 thanks to eco-design

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We save plastic thanks to eco-design principles

On one side we have the quality of the plastic we choose, on the other the quantity we use. Davines Group strives to design lighter packaging, still guaranteeing its safety and functionality: more lightweight packaging means a minor quantity of material used, thus fewer resources consumed.  

We also aim for simplification, reducing the packaging components as much as possible, eliminating unnecessary plastic elements. 

Plastic Glossary

All the things you've always wanted to know about plastic, and never dared to ask.


A plastic that derives from renewable sources such as sugar cane, corn starch, cellulose, glucose and vegetable oil. There are different types of bio-based plastic: recyclable or biodegradable. ImportantBio-based doesn’t mean biodegradable. Davines group is using bio-based plastic coming from

renewable sources like sugar cane, foodgrade and recyclable. 


It has high mechanical resistance, good rigidity and barrier to humidity and chemicals. Mat, suitable for the production of bottles, canisters, caps and lids, films. Recyclable. Not currently available in food grade certified recycled version. It tends to present aesthetic inhomogeneities.


Is shock resistant and has good mechanical properties and good impermeability to gases. It is used for the production of bottles and pots. It is one of the most easily selectable and recyclable plastics. The R PET recycled material maintains characteristics very similar to the virgin polymer. Aesthetically less homogeneous than using virgin material.


It has a good thermal resistance and high rigidity, it acts as a barrier to water vapour but not to gases. It is used for the production of pots, caps/lids. Recyclable. Not currently available in food grade certified recycled version. It tends to present aesthetic inhomogeneities.


Plastic generated from processed waste to be reintroduced into the value chain. Davines Group is using only 100% postconsumption recycled plastic (not from industrial waste). The advantage of using recycled plastic lies in the possibility of reducing the use of non-renewable resources, in a circular economy perspective. By recycling plastic, we maximise the value of this material, even at the end of its life cycle, and minimise its environmental impact by becoming waste. 

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