Lenzing Fibers in the Garden Composter with a Clear Conscience
The most environmentally compatible waste material is one which never arises in the first place.
However, waste cannot be completely avoided. For this reason, waste management (i.e. recycling and the proper and professional disposal of waste) is a key issue. Composting comprises one possibility to decompose readily usable organic material and to deploy compost material to improve the properties of the soil in the garden and for agricultural purposes.
Increasing environmental awareness along the supply chain leads to the desire for greater transparency. Eco-labels, certificates and awards give the consumer more security in defining and selecting high-quality environmentally-friendly and biologically degradable products.
For the Lenzing Group, the world market leader for man-made cellulose fibers, environmental certifications comprise a notable factor for its business success as they provide proof of high environmental standards that are practiced and lived.
Nonwovens made of 100% TENCEL® and Lenzing Viscose® are based on the renewable raw material wood and are biodegradable within just a few weeks. DIN CERTCO already recognized this feature in the year 2008 by bestowing its compostability certificate.
In addition, TENCEL® and Lenzing Viscose® were recently awarded the “OK compost HOME” certificate from VINÇOTTE. The Belgian certification company VINÇOTTE examines and recognizes products which are suitable for both industrial composting as well as for the proper disposal in individual garden composters.
Elisabeth Stanger, Marketing Director Business Unit Nonwovens, says: “The logo ‘OK compost HOME” from VINÇOTTE is a further decisive step which clearly distinguishes us from the competition. Household wipes made of 100% TENCEL® and Lenzing Viscose® can be effectively and harmlessly added to kitchen waste and put directly in the garden composter. As a result, the botanic cycle is completed for consumers, starting with the renewable raw material wood and ending with the return to nature”.
The Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers not only offers its customers an extensive product range of environmental awards now complemented by a logo for home composting, but also professional support in further certification along the distribution chain.
Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers is part of the Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group is a world market leader with headquarters in Austria, production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality man-made cellulose fibers and is the leading supplier in many business-to-business markets. The portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp, standard and specialty cellulose fibers to high-quality plastic polymer products and engineering services.
Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for man-made cellulose fibers. With more than 70 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing Group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three man-made cellulose fiber generations on a large industrial scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and lyocell (TENCEL®) fibers. The success of the Lenzing Group is based on a unique combination of consistent customer orientation together with its leadership in innovation, technology and quality. Our successful specialization strategy and an outstanding cost position are the basis for our economic strength.
Lenzing is committed to the principle of sustainable management and very high environmental standards.
Lenzing’s core business, fibers, is complemented by our activities in the business fields plastics and engineering.
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