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Being 100% recycled, Earthcare is directly responsible for saving half a million trees per year from the chainsaw. Earthcare makes a significant contribution to sustaining our precious environment and will appeal to anyone wanting to do the right thing by the planet.
Earthcare is available in three different bathroom tissue, a variety of facial tissues, paper towels and paper serviettes.
That is why they go beyond asking to the world to recycle and to buy recycled products.
They believe in a world where everyone tries to conserve resources, use less energy and reduce our carbon footprint. For them recycling is part of this greater story – a more sustainable world, where everyone is better off.
Every year Earthcare helps save 550,000 trees from the chainsaw.
But there is far more to the story than saving trees. Earthcare is made from post-consumer waste. This means paper that would otherwise go into landfills.
Every year, we save 42,000 tonnes of waste paper being trucked to the dump, where each tonne would take a cubic metre of space and give off the equivalent of four tonnes of greenhouse gases.
The water used in making Earthcare is able to be recycled. The solid waste is used as soil conditioner, meaning there is almost nothing wasted when making Earthcare.
Recycled tissue breaks down more quickly than other paper products, helping soils maintain their bio-activity and health.
All this adds up to a product that works for the planet in every sense. We call it caring.
ABC Tissue, makers of Earthcare, has a number of community programmes in place.
One of the most important is ABC’s longstanding support of the Great Barrier Research Foundation. By purchasing one of our eco-friendly tissue products you will help the Foundation with their work.
We also contribute to several important health programmes in China.
The paper itself is recycled at our Queensland recycling plant, and the resulting paper is converted to toilet tissue, facial tissues, kitchen towels and table napkins in Auckland.
Earthcare is made only from post-consumer waste paper. No plantation forest pulp is used to make Earthcare.
In the process, the paper is de-inked using only natural, water based de-inking processes. No chlorine is used, meaning once any impurities have been removed the water can be re-used.
Recycled paper begins life as pulp, much like regular paper. It is then pressed, dried and rolled until it becomes a very large roll of paper, after which it is cut and converted into smaller rolls from which the various Earthcare products can be made.
WHAT IS POST-CONSUMER WASTE PAPER?
Paper that is no longer required – e.g. outdated forms, stationery, printers off-cuts, etc – as well as ordinary office paper that has been used and thrown in the bin.
ABC Tissue Products uses resources approved by one of the world's largest forest certification systems for sustainable forest management.
Their marks of approval are your guarantee that by buying our products you are helping to protect forests for future generations and promoting the responsible sourcing of timber resources worldwide. Furthermore, we do that extra bit for the environment by operating our own paper recycling plant in Brisbane.
FSC considers the whole ecosystem of forests and helps consumers to make choices based not only how well forests are managed, but also on what impact products have on wildlife and the broader environment.
Enviro-Mark helps companies identify and reduce the environmental impacts resulting from the manufacture of their products. Through certification of best practice, it helps consumers play their part in reducing these impacts.
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