SCA Tissue is offering a free online tool that shows how using its line recycled towel and tissue products lightens environmental footprints. The company’s Tork® towels, tissues, napkins and dispensing systems are made from 100% recycled content. With the Tork Environmental Evaluator, facility managers can analyze the positive environmental impact of using Tork products as opposed to non-recycled paper products.
Available in years past only to SCA Tissue reps, the Tork Environmental Evaluator has been improved and made available this year online at www.torkusa.com. There, visitors should click on “Tork Environmental Evaluator” to download the Excel file.
“Distributors, end-customers and potential customers can use the environmental evaluator to see the significance of purchasing recycled Tork paper products in terms that relate to their everyday lives,” said SCA Tissue vice president of sales, distribution Joseph Russo. “We think the numbers speak for themselves when it comes to environmental stewardship.”
For example, if a customer enters 100 cases of Tork Advanced Hand Towel Rolls, the evaluator shows that SCA Tissue used 3,055 pounds of recycled waste paper to produce those 100 cases of product. The evaluator also shows that by using that amount of recycled paper as opposed to virgin fibers, those 100 cases save 10,693 gallons of water, 4.58 cubic yards of landfill space, 6,263 kilowatts of energy, three gallons of oil, 92 pounds of air pollutants, and 26 trees.
“Our customers are increasingly being asked or mandated to use environmentally friendly products,” said Russo. “Our online evaluation tool gives them quantitative numbers they can use to see and promote the real environmental benefits of using Tork products.”