Thoughtful Consumption is our Green Philosophy… but what is green?
Thoughtful Consumption is our common sense approach to away-from-home washroom paper products and it is a way of thinking through the product’s life cycle.
Does it really make sense to cut down trees with the sole intention of making toilet paper or hand towels?
Thoughtful Consumption is about stretching out the life cycle of the fibre and ensuring it is recycled at least once, preferably 3-4 times, before we use it in a washroom and then consign it to the drain.
WHAT DOES GREEN MEAN?
Going Green is no longer a revolutionary statement – nor is it trendy or even alternative anymore. Going Green is now a business philosophy. It is now the norm and almost an expectation.
The term ‘Green’ is often overused, or used when it arguably should not be used. Everyone has their own definition of what is Green, what is sustainable and what is environmentally friendly.
ESG Asia Pacific believes that Green, when it comes to away-from-home washroom paper products, means 100% recycled – nothing more and absolutely nothing less!
Along with the final product, we believe that, for us to truly claim to be Green, the manufacturing process needs to meet and exceed the required levels of environmental responsibility.
Our towel and tissue products are manufactured from 100% recycled fibre. They contain post-consumer waste and they are manufactured without chlorine, chlorine derivatives or any other potentially harmful chemicals. In addition, during the manufacturing process, the water used has been recycled.
At ESG we are passionate about only providing recycled paper options.
Paper has so many wonderful practical uses in our world today, so surely it makes more sense to take a tree and make it into a book – and then take that book and make it into a cereal packet – and take that packet and turn it into office copy paper – and then, finally, take that paper and produce 100% recycled washroom paper.
This is what Green means to us!
ESG believes that when it comes to away-from-home washrooms, Green means 100% recycled paper products and absolutely nothing less than that.
Why should I change to environmentally preferable products?
Beyond the obvious answer that it is better for the environment, there are a number of benefits in switching to environmentally preferable products and programs with ESG Asia Pacific. Going ‘green’ isn’t just about the product that you use, but also the way in which you use it. ESG’s Green Washrooms Program is tailored to your business’s needs and, with our controlled-use systems, will help to reduce wastage, therefore reducing the overall cost. Making the change with ESG isn’t only a smart business decision, it also makes a statement about your willingness to take a stance on bettering our environment.
What does recycled really mean?
When it comes to paper products in the away-from-home washroom market, recycled can only mean one thing to us, paper made from 100% recycled material and consisting of a percentage of post-consumer waste. We are aware that when the word “recycled” appears on some product packaging it can sometimes mean that only 50% of the materials used are in fact recycled. With ESG’s range of paper products, you are guaranteed that nothing but 100% recycled material has been used to provide you with a quality product that is environmentally preferable.
What is the trial process?
At ESG Asia Pacific we want to make sure that our systems and programs are suited to your needs. That is why we offer a trial period to ensure that we are able to tailor our program to fit your business’s washroom usage and provide you with a proof of concept. The trial process involved a fit out of a selected area and gives you a chance to use, monitor and form an educated opinion on our unique systems. The best part of it all is that the entire process is obligation free and if you are not satisfied with the outcome, it won’t cost you a thing!
Do I need a trial process?
ESG highly recommends that you undergo our trial process before making any commitments. We are so certain that our washroom systems will go above and beyond your expectations that we are willing to offer this trial process as proof that our programs make more sense financially while simultaneously being environmentally sustainable.
How do we supply our products?
ESG are incredibly proud of our Distribution Partners throughout the region. We don’t deal with everyone; in fact we regularly decline requests to distribute our products. We chose to do business with companies who are likeminded and who we know will help us ensure your experience, from a product perspective through to servicing and delivery is above your expectations.
What guarantees do we have on our dispensers?
Outside of willful and ongoing damage, we guarantee our dispensers for the life of our supply relationship. Where batteries are involved, we cannot guarantee these for life, except for our LTX Touch Free Hand Hygiene Dispensers. Our LTX dispensers carry the first ever lifetime performance guarantee on a battery powered hand hygiene dispenser, including the batteries!
How much do dispensers cost?
Once we have been able to establish the best system for your business; at the conclusion of a successful trial period, your dispensers won’t cost you a cent. Together we agree to a supply period, which guarantees the dispensers, covers the installation and outlines our supply arrangements.
Why do we use paper hand towel and not hand dryers?
Studies prove that employing paper hand towel as the primary method of drying hands after washing is more effective than the use of any automated air hand drying system. The correct use of paper hand towel after washing reduces the risk of bacteria being spread throughout workplaces or establishments and, therefore, increases the likelihood of a healthier environment for both team members and visitors.
How does ESG help to stop the spread of germs?
ESG Asia Pacific provides facilities with hand hygiene programs that include touchfree dispensing systems, one of the leading brands of hand sanitising foams and gels, and awareness support packages that help to increase hand hygiene compliance within working teams. We believe that alongside premium dispensing systems and products, awareness of the risks associated with the spread of germs in the workplace is key to a happier and healthier working environment for everyone.
What is the ESG Foundation?
The ESG Foundation is an initiative that is making moves to better the lives of people in need both locally and globally. The Foundation attempts to educate leaders and children within communities with the ideal intent of promoting sustainable growth. The programs and projects that the ESG Foundation chooses as beneficiaries and partners are determined by set attributes that are in line with the Foundation’s purpose. For more information regarding the ESG Foundation, its partners and current involvements, please go to the ESG Foundation page.
Who is the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation?
The Australian Packaging Covenant (‘the Covenant’) is a document that sets out how governments and businesses share the responsibility for managing the environmental impacts of packaging in Australia. The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is the entity in charge of managing and administering the Covenant. By becoming a Member of APCO and therefore a Signatory to the Covenant, organisations agree to shared commitments and joint responsibilities to work collaboratively to achieve sustainable packaging outcomes.
APCO’s five year strategic plan sets a clear pathway to success in achieving the goals of the Covenant by 2022, breaking new ground for the organisation. Our priorities include establishing improved recycling targets, more considered packaging design, sustainable alternatives and minimising waste to landfill. Now is the perfect time for both businesses and government to take action to ensure packaging resources are used and disposed of wisely to minimise environmental impact.
The Covenant aims to reduce the environmental impacts of Consumer Packaging by supporting two goals:
Optimising resource recovery of Consumer Packaging through the supply chain by adopting approaches that make changes in the way we design use and buy packaging and packaged products so that packaging uses less resources and is more easily recycled, and enable packaging materials to be returned to the economy thereby minimising waste associated with the generation and consumption of Consumer Packaging across the supply chain.
Preventing the impacts of fugitive packaging on the environment by adopting approaches that support new innovations and find solutions to capture packaging materials or waste before it enters the environment, or support the adoption of new or alternative types of packaging.