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The real deal on tissue

THE REAL DEAL ON TISSUE RECYCLED PULP VS. VIRGIN FROM TREE FARMS PULP TISSUE PAPER MAKING PROCESS HYDRO-PUMPING SEGREGATION Waste paper is soaked with TREE FARM NYORO- PUMPINE The trees are harvested from Waste paper is segregated, bundled and sent to the paper mill. warm water and chemicals that dissolve paper fiber bonds and shreds it into tiny fibers. sustainable tree farms. HARVESTING Trees are planted every year and are only harvested every 6 years. SLUDGE DISPOSAL CONSUMER Tissue paper is bought by people for use. Sludge is a semi-solid residue that contains toxic heavy metals. It is either FILTERING The "pulp" passes through screens which filter out chunks of dirt FILTERING CUTTING/ PACKAGING incinerated or and glue. DEBARKING brought to the landfill or treated. If disposed incorrectly, it can pollute water, land and air. DEBARKING DE-INKING The bark is removed The paper is cut and packaged to size and transported for delivery. Chemical air bubbles are injected into the water to remove coating, fillers, pigments, inks and dyes to make tissue paper. DE-INKING and converted to log form. CHIPPING EMBOSSING The logs are coverted into wood chips. The paper may be stamped with embossing for strength if needed. CHIPPING BLEACHING The washed pulp should be whit- ened using a Chlorine-free DIGESTER The wood chips and chemicals ROLLING are cooked for 3 hours at 360 C. and is washed clean of chemicals and lignin. BLEACHING The tissue will be rolled into 1, 2,3 ply onto a long cardboard tube. process. DIGESTER PAPER FORMING ROLLING >> PAPER FORMING Water is removed by pressing the wet paper between rolls and felts. It is laid on a large flat surface to dry. RESOURCES In 2001. the paper industry recorded paper production at 137,000 metric tons. HARVESTED WOOD COMES FROM CERTIFIED TREE FARMS RECYCLING TON OF PAPER. ABOUT 7% is TISSUE saves 17 trees 30% SOFTWOOD 6 YEARS HARVESTING EVERY YEAR RE-PLANTING saves 4,000 kilowatts of energy Young trees are much more efficient in absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. saves 2 barrels of oil prevents 60 lbs. of air pollution Mature trees absorb slower the older they get. prevents 3.2 lbs. of possible landfill 70% HARDWOOD FUEL WOOD FACT: RECYCLING IN THE PHILIPPINES In 2004, Recycling paper can reduce demand for some portion of virgin tree fiber. It won't save a tree that is destined to be harvested BUT PULP WOD for other uses. Linis-Ganda only acquired 131,497.43 tons of waste paper. LUMBER ENERGY FOSSIL FUELS BIOFUELS Recycling paper uses fossil fuels as Virgin Pulp uses waste by-products of timber processing. energy source. ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN PAPER PRODUCTION 1973 III|| 2002 I GAS BARK 28-70% the added energy needed to collect, SPENT LIQUOR COAL energy is saved when producing tissue by paper recycling mills BUT transport, de-ink and process waste paper is higher than producing paper from virgin wood. WOOD WASTE OIL MATERIAL USED BLEACH DE-INKING BLEACH waste paper, water, bleach and trees, water, bleach and chemicals for de-inking RECYCLED PULP VIRGIN POLP chemicals for extracting fiber DE-INKING DE-INKING REQUIRED Removes coating, fillers, pigments, inks and dyes to make tissue paper. It extracts the cellulose fiber (paper) from the sludge. NO DE-INKING REQUIRED SLUDGE. Making paper from Virgin Pulp saves the energy needed for de-inking and the proper disposal of SLUDGE, the by-product of recycled paper. is a semi-solid residue that contains toxic heavy metals such as: Cr MERCURY A RSENIC CADMIUM CHROMIUM These are inks and dyes used for printing. BLEACHING CHOOSE PRODUCTS THAT ARE BLEACHED USING THESE: BLEACHING TOTALLY CHLORINE-FREE CHLORINE and its derivatives such as hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide should never be used to bleach paper, BLEACHING Paper that is made from pulp which has been bleached without the use of any chlorine compounds at all. because it releases dioxins, carcinogens, and mutagens that affect the immune system, reproductive system, and aquatic and wild life. PROCESS CHLORINE-FREE No chlorine compound is used in recycling paper fibres. The original paper may or may not have been bleached with chlorine. ELEMENTAL Paper that made from pulp and bleached using oxygen, chlorine dioxide or other chemicals rather than pure chlorine. QUALITY HYGIENE SHORT FIBERS Recycled paper breaks down quickly, and crumbles easily. It has shorter fibres giving it a scratchy texture. LONGER FIBERS Virgin Pulp has longer fiber making it stronger, more durable, and more absorbent. It also creates a softer and smoother texture, making users less susceptible to skin allergies. TOXIC METAL Residues are still present in recycled paper. Paper can only be recycled up to BISPHENOL-A (BPA) 4-6х 100% BPA-FREE Thermal ink has BPA. When the receipts are recycled it is transferred to the recycled tissue paper. BPA is harmful on the reproductive and developmental bodily functions and may cause neurological problems and can stimulate obesity. Unlike recycled paper, Virgin Pulp is free from harmful BPA. Paper fiber DETERIORATES with every recycling process. To ensure fiber strength, Virgin Pulp is added to the mix. TOXIC METAL-FREE 30% of THERMAL PAPER with BPA Oenters the paper recycling stream. Virgin Pulp means no de-inking therefore eliminating toxic metals. BACTERIA LESS BACTERIA There are 100-1000x more bacteriain Recycled paper than Virgin Pulp because it contains starches and fillers that allow bacteria grow. There is lower bacteria count present in the tissue fibers. Whether your tissue comes from recycled or virgin pulp, your choice depends on how you'll use it. Both pulp sources have their own advantages and disadvantages. Both have certain levels of impacts to the environment. But when it comes to hygiene never compromise on your tissue. OSCPA Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc. You f Tube SOURCES: • www. • • Recycling Infographics by • Lifecycle Assessment of Tissue product - Kimberly Clark • 1995 Tolerance to different toilet paper preparations: Toxicological and allergological aspects• 2004 The need project • Secondary Energy Infobook • - Laval university in canada • Environmental working group, safer chemicals, healthy families and the washington toxics coalition •

The real deal on tissue

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Whether your tissue comes from recycled pulp or virgin pulp, your choice depends on how you will use it. Both pulp sources have their own advantages and disadvantages. Both have certain level of impac...




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