ELEMENTAL CHLORINE FREE (ECF)
Pulp is bleached using processes that do not use elemental chlorine gas, reducing significantly the amount of toxins released.
The standard published by the International Standards Organisation specifying the requirements of an environmental management system.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)
A business procedure that ensures that environmental matters are addressed through a documented system.
TOTALLY CHLORINE FREE (TCF)
A pulp bleaching process that avoids the use of all chlorine.
These papers are totally derived from resources which are managed to ensure their renewability for generations to come.
A substance or object that can be recycled and capturing materials that would otherwise go to waste in order to save natural resources.
To obtain the Recycled label, a paper must contain recovered materials.
Paper containing alternate fibres such as Cotton linters, hemp etc.
PROCESS CHLORINE FREE (PCF)
Is made from recycled fiber that has not been rebleached with any chlorine based bleach.
Eco-labels are seals or logos indicating that an independent organisation has verified that a product meets a set of meaningful and consistent standards.
ECO BLEACHING PROCESS
Products that are bleached using chemicals other than chlorine gas. Eco-bleaching methods include Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF),Totally Chlorine Free (TCF), Process Chlorine Free (PCF) or products that are not bleached at all.
MANUFACTURED CARBON NEUTRAL
Products for which the carbon emissions created during the manufacturing process are calculated, reduced and then offset however emissions ‘from cradle to grave’ are not assessed. The calculated footprint is therefore restricted to the manufacturing process within the mill gates only and does not include delivery to the consumer.
CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL
Products that are certified carbon neutral by an independent third party and for which a complete life cycle assessment has been undertaken. The environmental impact of these products has been measured ‘from cradle to grave’ and a rigorous independent assessment of the carbon footprint accounting for the product has been undertaken and verified.
Energy obtained from sources that can be naturally replenished. Current forms used by paper mills include solar, hydroelectricity (commercial and small-scale), biomass, wave and wind power.
ECO-MANAGEMENT AND AUDIT SCHEME
FULLY RECYCLABLE & BIODEGRADABLE
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
FULLY RECYCLABLE (KERBSIDE)
TOTALLY CHLORINE FREE