ECOLOGICAL CELLULOSE FOR THE HOME

In today’s article on our blog we are going to talk about organic cellulose products for the home. We refer to products such as kitchen rolls, toilet paper or tissue paper.

In our home, paper is a common and necessary element that we use in many different ways. But, by acquiring it, we can choose from many kinds of paper. Today we are going to explain why ecological cellulose is the best option. For us and for the planet.

Different types of paper

Whether it is toilet paper, kitchen rolls, tissue or wrapping paper, folios or cardboard, the paper is still a material made of cellulose fibers, superimposed and pressed. These fibers can be obtained from various plants or through recycling by chemical and mechanical procedures.

Among the papers for the home, according to the type of raw material, we can differentiate the following:

  • Ecological cellulose paper: It is paper made 100% with cellulose pulp. It is the hardest and with the highest absorption properties. In the case of WC paper, it is the most resistant and absorbent paper type.
  • Ecological paper: Ecological paper or ECO paper is usually made by mixing certain amounts of cellulose with cotton or linen compounds. It can be pure or recycled and undergoes chemical processes for its manufacture. It is a less absorbent paper type.
  • Recycled paper: It is the type of paper that is made directly by recycling other papers. It is usually cheaper. But it is also usually the least efficient given its low absorption capacity. It is usually brown or grayish and easily disintegrates.

The importance of environmental labels

When we buy products with cellulose that respect the environment, we will always see that they incorporate an environmental label. These ecological labels help us determine how they have been made and how their characteristics affect the environment. These are the most common tags:

  • Blue Angel. Created in Germany in 1978, it indicates that the paper contains 100% recycled material, free of chlorine and manufactured with the minimum amount of chemical products.
  • Nordic Ecolabel (Nordic Swan). This label requires that at least 20% of the virgin fiber used in papermaking comes from certified plantations. In addition, it does not allow the use of chlorine and restricts the application of chemicals during the manufacturing process.
  • Ecolabel (European Ecolabel). It is an official seal of the European Union that indicates that at least 10% of virgin cellulose fiber comes from certified plantations. It does not allow the use of chlorine and restricts emissions.
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). This label guarantees that the raw material of cellulose comes from sustainable forests.
  • PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). With the same function as the FSC, it is managed by an independent body.
  • ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free). This label indicates that the paper has been bleached without the intervention of liquid chlorine.
  • TFC (Totally Chlorine Free). Ensures the total absence of chlorine during the production process.
  • PCF (Processed Chlorine Free). This label ensures that no chlorine has been used for the last production cycle.
  • ISO 14001. International standard that guarantees that the company that has produced the paper performs good environmental management.

Products with quality organic cellulose

If you opt for responsible consumption and you care about yours and the environment, we recommend Sakai’s organic cellulose household products . It is a 100% post-consumer recycled paper fiber material, without dioxins and without optical bleach, certified with the Blue Angel environmental label. Sakai has:

  • Kitchen rolls of great resistance and a fantastic absorption, thanks to its three layers.
  • Paper tissues with four layers, soft and resistant and with self-closing adhesive.
  • Soft and resistant toilet paper rolls thanks to its double layer.

 

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