PAPER manufacturer Disposables UK has secured a prestigious European environmental award.
The Meltham-based company has met the requirements of the EU Eco-label scheme, a voluntary scheme set up in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment.
Products and services awarded the Eco-label carry the flower logo, allowing consumers – including public and private sector purchasers – to identify them easily.
The Eco-label covers a wide range of products and services, including cleaning products, appliances, paper products, textiles and home and garden products, lubricants and services such as tourist accommodation.
The environmental criteria behind gaining the Eco-label accreditation is very tough – with only the best products which are kindest to the environment being entitled to carry the EU Eco-label.
Emma Wood, marketing manager for Disposables UK, said: “The company has been working on gaining the EU Eco-label on our Bay West range of toilet tissue and hand towels for the last 18 months.
“As the Eco-label considers the whole life cycle of the product from raw material through to finished product through to product disposal, the process has been long and challenging, but very worthwhile.”
Each of the Bay West products, which are made at Disposables UK’s head office production plant, were tested at independent test centres and the results analysed by Eco-label assessors and then reviewed by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.
Said Emma: “Working with our paper mills and their pulp suppliers, we have secured this major certification on some of our Bay West products and we truly believe this is going to give us a great selling advantage over our competitors.
“Disposables UK has recognised the importance of being green. To be able to provide certified ‘green washrooms’ into places where environmental concerns are a consideration makes customers happy and increases our market share.”
Disposables UK Limited has been shortlisted for Thursday Night’s Examiner Business Awards.