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NEW! Position on the use of air dryers vs. paper hand towels

The document outlines ETS’ position on the use of paper hand towels for hand drying. It explains  why single use towels are one of the best options for the promotion of good hand hygiene. Scientific studies have demonstrated that the use of absorbent single use towels to dry the hands offers the optimal level of hygiene [...]

Letter to the European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans (CC Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Vella)

Subject: Concerns on the potential discontinuation of EU Ecolabel product groups   19 December 2016 We, European paper manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, consumer organisations and environmental NGOs, are writing to share our concerns about the possible removal [...]

Position on Sustainable Forestry and Forest Certification

The European Tissue Paper Industry Association supports the use of fibres from sustainable and legally managed forests. ETS particularly encourages the use of third party certification as one of the best ways to ensure that suppliers meet these requirements.The Tissue industry applauds the two leading forestry certification systems: PEFC and FSC and believes that they [...]

Position Paper about the Use of New and Recovered Fibre Types

As manufacturers of single use products, the Tissue Sector is committed to promoting sustainable development through its business activities and this includes the use of different fibre raw materials. The tissue industry makes a range of different products for different hygiene applications. The decision of a manufacturer to use recovered or new fibres depends upon [...]