08 Aug '11, 12pm

Why Tork Certified its Napkins to Be Compostable

Why Tork Certified its Napkins to Be Compostable

It seems to go without saying that napkins are compostable. Thin paper with the occasional ink -- nothing stands out that would question if they break down along with food scraps. But as more restaurants and cafeterias create composting programs, they're also checking the materials they handle to confirm what can be done with them when tossed away. Add in stiff competition for companies' purchasing dollars, and certifications can help products stand out from the pack. That all led paper product maker SCA to seek verification of the compostability of its Tork brand of napkins, making them the first to carry the Biodegradable Products Institute certification for napkins. "We're known as a very sustainable and ethical company," said Mike Kapalko, SCA's sustainability marketing manager, "and we just didn't feel it was right to make a claim for something we did not have proof o...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/08/08/why-tork-certifie...

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