Solaris Paper is committed to increasing the sustainability of our customer’s facilities and businesses by providing paper towel and tissue products, along with advanced dispensing systems designed to minimize lifecycle impact.
We contribute to a sustainable building operation through extraordinary quality and value. This provides highly desirable products to end-user building occupants that are brighter, whiter and softer. We provide favorable economics to the commercial buyer and facilities management, along with a socially and environmentally responsible life cycle footprint.
Our sustainability programs apply to the full scope of our operations, extending beyond our walls upstream to our sources, including our primary strategic supply partner Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), and downstream to end-of product life scenarios.
WHAT IS RAPIDLY RENEWABLE FIBER?
Rapidly Renewable is a term that describes plant materials that harvest in a 10-year cycle or less. Rapidly renewable resources have been recognized for years by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as raw materials that are environmentally preferred. Our Solaris Paper towel and tissue products are produced from Rapidly Renewable Fiber (RRF) from fast growing eucalyptus and acacia trees that flourish in warm, moist climates—and reach full height and maturity in 6-8 years, as opposed to old growth trees that can take 15-25 years to grow to full maturity. Young, fast-growing trees enable shorter harvest cycles yielding more paper from more trees on less land and in less time. That’s true sustainability in paper.
Moreover, RRF is virgin fiber. This means that it does not gain any additional energy footprint; which is collected from consumer recycle bins or the chemical impurity footprint associated with re-processing in de-inking plants. And the end-product is a whiter, brighter, softer, “greener” and smarter paper choice.
COMMITTED TO ZERO DEFORESTATION
Solaris Paper, in cooperation with our strategic fiber supply partner, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), continues to make sustainability a consistent top priority. From plantation grown rapidly renewable trees, to responsible fiber procurement and processing, new and innovative green practices are being implemented on a global scale. In 2013, APP adopted a new Forest Conservation Policy. This unprecedented policy announced an immediate end to all natural forest clearance throughout APP’s entire supply chain. Since then, APP has worked with various environmental groups such as The Forest Trust and The Rainforest Alliance to ensure this commitment is followed through.
EARN LEED POINTS WITH RRF
Rapidly renewable resources are recognized by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as raw materials that are environmentally preferred. By virtue of their greater potential to be replenished quickly, relative to other raw or base materials used for the same purpose, rapidly renewable fiber is considered to be a more sustainable choice.
TOP 10 REASONS TO ADD RRF TOWEL AND TISSUE TO YOUR RFP SPECIFICATION:
- LEED compliant
- Responsibly harvested under ideal growing conditions
- Delivers unmatched strength and softness
- Rapid tissue dispersibility in water
- Greater towel wet strength
- No need for Optical Brightening Agents (OBA)
- Increased efficiency with improved product performance
- Reduced energy footprint
- Secure supply of RRF based products
- An innovative and environmentally responsible option supported by our Zero Deforestation Commitment for purchasing & procurement professionals.
Pay-LESS Office Products proudly supports Solaris’ sustainability and zero deforestation efforts. We also include free installation and service on all towel and tissue dispensers. Contact your sales rep to find out more information on our Solaris products and help contribute to a more sustainable future for all.