Industry News | May 13, 2008

SCA Tissue Earns Green Certification

SCA Tissue has added five SKUs to its list of EcoLogo certified towels, facial tissues, bath tissues and napkins, bringing the total number to 75.

Receiving EcoLogo certification were SKUs of Tork Advanced Dinner Napkins, Tork Advanced Perforated Roll Towel, and Tork Advanced and Tork Universal Facial Tissue Flat Boxes.

“These latest certifications means that all Tork Universal and Tork Advanced napkins and facial tissues are now EcoLogo certified,” says Mike Kapalko, Environmental and Tork Services Manager, SCA Tissue. “Our growing list of third-party certified products reflects our ongoing commitment to sustainability.”

While many traditional environmental certification programs examine single attributes such as recycled content or chlorine-free manufacturing, EcoLogo certification takes a holistic approach by measuring a company’s total environmental impact. Being EcoLogo certified requires stringent and ongoing third-party review of a company’s eco-footprint, from energy and water use to waste and effluent discharge.

EcoLogo is North America’s oldest and one of the most widely recognized certification of environmental leadership. It also is the only North American standard accredited by the Global Ecolabeling Network (GEN) as meeting the international ISO 14024 standard for environmental labels.

SCA Tissue North America, one of the largest producers of Away-From-Home tissue products in North America, was the first American papermaker to earn EcoLogo certification.

All of SCA Tissue’s napkins, towels and tissue are made from 100 percent recycled fibers. Each year, SCA Tissue turns more than 700,000 tons of recycled paper, including 200,000 tons of post-consumer waste. That’s enough waste paper to cover 218 football fields (including end zones) more than 3-feet deep.

From its use of recycled raw materials and a mill of origin program that cuts transportation fuel usage to its process chlorine-free bleaching fiber treatment, industry-leading water conservation initiatives and innovative dispensing systems that reduce paper consumption, SCA Tissue is recognized as an environmental leader in North America.

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