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….
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.
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.
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.
All Quilton products are made using 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.
Download our certification certificates
We believe that the use of sustainably sourced new fibre pulp as our main raw material together with modern technology is the best manufacturing approach for high quality personal care tissue products.
Sustainably sourced new fibre allows us to make products that are naturally more hygienic, super absorbent and wonderfully soft.
Using the latest technology new fibre requires less water, uses less energy and generates less waste than recycled fibre tissue production.
In order to maintain our stringent product safety and hygiene standards, new fibre is the optimal and more sustainable choice for Quilton.
Since 2015 we’ve reduced our plastic consumption by 39% through the innovative use of thinner but stronger film.
In 2019 and 2020 we received the APCO Industry Sector Award for outstanding contribution in sustainable packaging. We remain the only tissue manufacturer to receive this prestigious award.
In 2021 we have diverted more than 80% 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.
Since 2011 we have reduced emissions from our existing NSW mill by 29% 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.
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 80% of our packaging materials contain recycled content.
Our next target is to have at least 20% recycled content in our plastic packaging by 2025.
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’ll launch 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.
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.
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:
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