Napkins? Green!

This post was originally published in 2011. The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.

ecofriendly napkin

ecofriendly napkin

While walking through the cafeteria recently, a sign caught my attention: All of our napkins, coffee cups and bread roll bags are now organic and biodegradable. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? I immediately asked a colleague for more information about it.
About 180,000 napkins and 30,000 paper bags are used every year at SMA. Who would have thought? That’s quite a lot for things we should try to use as little as possible.

Energy efficient and eco-friendly



30,000 paper bags are used every year at SMA

30,000 paper bags are used every year at SMA

To protect our environment, we are now committed to using green products. These products are produced using recycled and sustainable raw materials. The manufacturing is energy efficient and eco-friendly. What’s more, at the end of the product’s lifecycle it doesn’t release any more CO2 than what is absorbed during the growth of the plants used to produce them. So the products are biodegradable and leave behind only biomass, CO2 and water. That makes sense. I think it’s a great change and give it – two thumbs up!

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