Our Commitment to Sustainability

We’re 100% focused on improving our environmental sustainability without ever compromising on the quality of our tissue products. Reducing, replacing and recycling our packaging is a key priority for us and together with innovations in production we continue to shrink the eco-footprint of Australia’s most loved tissue products.

Read on to learn more about our progress to date….

Sustainable packaging

As a long-standing signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) we fully endorse the federal government backed National Packaging Targets aimed at reducing the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment.

That’s why we’re committed to developing 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

In 2019 and 2020 we received the APCO Industry Sector Award for outstanding contribution in sustainable packaging. In 2023, we were nominated as a finalist in the Industry Sector Award. We remain the only tissue manufacturer to be either nominated or received this prestigious award.

We are continually working with our suppliers and retailers to improve packaging durability and reduce material consumption. This applies to all our packaging whether it be our toilet tissue wrappers or the boxes for our tissues.

As we work to achieve our sustainability goals there are already many changes we’ve made for the better…


Use empty rolls of Quilton as seedling pots.


Making it easy to recycle your plastic wraps

Take advantage of our free Return & Recycle service – an initiative we implemented since 2022.

Simply complete the form here and we’ll send a pre-paid envelope.

Fill with up to four Quilton wrappers and drop into any Australian Post Office or Post Box.

We’ll take care from there, ensuring your wrapping is turned into useful new products such as industrial protection sheets.


Sourcing responsibly

All Quilton products are made using renewable and sustainable fibre that’s responsibly sourced with the extra care taken to protect wildlife and contribute to thriving local communities.

We advocate both FSC® and PEFC™ certification as they offer the most stringent verifications of our stance in the world today.

So by buying Quilton you can be sure that you are helping to protect the environment for present and future generations, and at the same time promoting the responsible sourcing of fibre.

For more information visit anz.fsc.org or pefc.org

Download our certification certificates

Manufacturing sustainably

Since 2015 we’ve reduced our plastic consumption by 36% through the innovative use of thinner but stronger film.

In 2023 we have diverted more than 85% of our solid waste cardboard, paper and plastic from landfill.

Everyday we continue to work with our trade partners to find smarter ways to reduce our plastic footprint across our manufacturing and business to business logistics.

The next target we’re aiming for is to be 90% landfill free at all our manufacturing sites by 2025.


Reducing emissions

Since 2011 we have reduced emissions from our existing NSW mill by 28% by improving the efficiency of our energy consumption whilst maintaining our production capacity.

We continue to invest in new technologies at our new manufacturing facility in Sydney and seek renewable energy sources so we can further reduce emissions by 40% by 2025.


Supporting the Circular Economy

For some time now we’ve had a company Buy Recycled Policy which drives the use of recycled and renewable content across our entire manfacturing process.

Our facial tissue boxes are already made from minimum 85% recycled cardboard and overall 83% of our packaging materials contain recycled content.

We have introduced plastic packaging with 50% recycled content in of our Eco Ply range in 2023. Our next target is to have at least 20% recycled content in our plastic packaging by 2025.


Australia’s most loved, sustainable tissue brand

These are just some of the significant strides we’ve made in our quest for improved sustainability and we know we’ve some way to go yet.

That’s why in 2022 we launched our innovative ‘plastic-free’ facial tissue box – learn more here.

Rest assured that we’ll never stop trying to improve our environmental sustainability, without ever compromising on the safety, hygiene and quality of our tissue products.

Policy Statement

Policy Aims

The aim of this policy is to provide guidelines for the ethical purchasing of paper, pulp and recycled material used in the production of our finished product that supports social, environmental and economical sustainability on a long term basis.

Policy Statement

ABC Tissue Products (the manufacturer of Quilton) is committed to purchasing forest products from legal, non-controversial sources that support the environment and adhere to ILO Conventions.

Preference is given to suppliers who are recognised by third party certifiers as meeting recognised and creditable Sustainable Forest Management Standards.

A due diligence assessment of all suppliers of forest products will be carried out on an annual basis.

ABC Tissue Products will not be directly or indirectly involved in the following activities:

  • Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
  • Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
  • Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations
  • Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use;
  • Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations

Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.

ABC Tissue Products will not be involved with organisations that are not equally committed to Occupational Health and Safety standards.

For more information visit www.qtp.com.au