One of the aspects of eco-friendly products is the environment in which they are produced. We feel that the whole picture is important which is why we endeavour to supply products from companies that care.
ABC Tissue – Earthcare tissue paper - toilet paper, paper towels, serviettes, tissues
Gracefield Paper - toilet paper, paper towels, serviettes, tissues
Green Earth Solutions - cleaning products
Natural Choice - cleaning products
Pacer - Cleaning Products
Uni-Pak - Food packaging
ABC Tissue is the only locally owned major tissue company in Australasia. ABC has been in operation since 1985, developing proprietary brands for both retail and commercial customers.
ABC owns Australia's most advanced hi-tech paper mill, located in Sydney. ABC also owns their own paper recycling and de-inking plant in Brisbane.
ABC New Zealand is a locally owned and managed company that has operated in this country since 1998. ABC convert, manufacture and distribute product from their factory in Wiri, Auckland, as well as having a distribution centre in the South Island.
ABC are passionate about the sustainability of the forests and ecosystems that supply them with the initial raw materials for their products. In particular, they source post-consumer waste paper for the manufacture of their environmental brands.
They have their own mill where de-inking and recycling takes place. Their processing is chlorine-free, enabling them to recycle virtually all mill waste water, and any solid waste material is recycled as soil conditioner. ABC tissue is manufactured to have the fastest breakdown possible.
Through these actions, they are able to save around 550,000 trees per annum, 105,000 barrels of oil, 1.3 billion litres of water and 1.72 million kilowatt hours of electricity. In addition, they save 42,000 tonnes of waste paper from going into landfills, where each tonne would have taken a cubic metre of space and emitted the equivalent of four tonnes of greenhouse gases.1
ABC have been awarded the Enviromark Gold Certification.
1. 1. Return to Sender - An introduction to Extended Producer Responsibility. John Gertsakis, Nicola Morelli, Chris Ryan - National Centre for Design at RMIT.
Gracefield paper was formed in 1994 in Wellington, and was purchased by The Paper Reclaim Group in 1995. Over the next three years Gracefield grew rapidly and became well established through out the North Island.
The Gracefield Head Office is based in Auckland and is combined with a distribution facility. A contract distribution operation is now established in Christchurch. In 1999 Gracefield moved into the Group owned site at Mahunga Drive. Gracefield has recently been purchased by Cottonsoft Paper, combining the retail and commercial brands into a successful team..
Gracefield has recently secured the agency for Asian Pulp & Paper one of the ten largest paper producers in the world. Their range has opened the doors to several new industries and has lifted the image in quality for Gracefield. This range of paper is expected to increase sales across all markets in New Zealand and increase Gracefields exposure to the market.
Gracefield paper sources all their virgin paper products through suppliers who only use sustainable resources. Manyof their product now have PEFC certification.
Their newly introduced range of Earth Smart paper products are made from 100% Post Consumer waste, is completely sustainable and no forest based pulp is used in the manufacturing.
Premier Hygiene has a proud history of supplying quality products to the New Zealand market. This tradition has continued and has grown to what they offer today – New Zealand’s best value hygiene products.
They focus on products that are Eco Friendly with their range of PureEco Paper Products - toilet paper, paper towels and tissues made from 100% recycled paper. PureEco products have Environmental Choice New Zealand certification. Premier Hygiene has been certified carbon neutral.
You will love the softness, strength, environmental manufacturing standards and innovative products that Kiwi Tissue Group bring to the market. Their toilet tissue and hand towels are manufactured by one of several plants that Italian tissue company, I.C.A. Srl, operate from around the world. All Kiwi Tissues’ source suppliers manufacture to international environmental certification standards to ensure responsible stewardship of the world resources. All dispensing equipment is designed and manufactured by Italian company Marplast Srl to the European 100% Guarantee standard to ensure quality, style, functionality and durability.
Concentrating on innovation to bring you the most cost effective products like the true portion controlled centrepull toilet tissue system that saves you money and significantly reduces waste to landfill has seen Kiwi Tissue develop into a market leader.
Greenearth Solutions is an Auckland based manufacturer of cleaning chemicals and have been for over 10 years. They have significant experience in the formulation and mixing of cleaning solutions for industries requiring a high standard of cleaning performance.
Greenearth detergents were developed because they felt that there was a need for eco-friendly cleaning products specifically for the commercial cleaner. That is the products had to be made from green, natural and renewable resources but also and just as importantly they had to perform just as well as the petroleum based cleaning products currently being used today.
Greenearth Solutions like to think of Greenearth as their contribution to a not only green, cleaner environment but also to a major reduction of pollutants entering our waterways via the sink and drain. They find great satisfaction in being part of a successful company and an even greater satisfaction when that company plays its part in helping build a better future for the environment.
GreenEarth Solutions range of natural and eco-friendly cleaning detergents are manufactured from natural and renewable raw materials. Because these eco-friendly products are made from plants and minerals they leave no harsh chemicals fumes or residue and because they are 100% natural, they are better for the environment as well.
Natural Choice staff pride themselves on the quality of their cleaning products. They always use the highest grade raw materials, sourced from companies in New Zealand. All their packaging bottles and cartons are made from recycled materials or purchased from local recycling distribution businesses. While Natural Choice doesn’t have any official certification they abide by the recommendations set by the Ministry for the Environment to manufacture products within the limits of their requirements.
Pacer is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of it's activities on the environment. The keys points to their strategy in achieving the are:
Purpose built premises utilising energy efficient technology and rain water collection.
Actively promoting recycling both internally and amongst their customers supppliers.
To develop and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of their products. They are constantly evaluating and looking at substituting to a more environmentally friendly composition of raw materials for their products.
To meet and exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to their industry.
Uni-Pak as a “company” has gained Carbon Neutral status, we manage our CO2 outputs the best we can and offset our CO2 outputs by investing in sustainable ventures via the Carbon Neutral programme.
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