EPA Recognizes Georgia-Pacific Professional

Georgia-Pacific Professional has been named a Champion by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its tissue manufacturing process and hand soap products.  In fact, the company is the first to meet the EPA’s recommendations on both a tissue manufacturing process and end product. The Champion recognition is part of the EPA’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative, which falls under the agency’s Design for the Environment program.

 According to the EPA, “The Design for the Environment Program works in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders to reduce risk to people and the environment by preventing pollution.” The agency also states, “Through the Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative, EPA's Design for the Environment Program recognizes environmental leaders who voluntarily commit to the use of safer surfactants.”

Dan Silk, vice president of sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Professional, says, “We are extremely proud to earn Champion status in the SDSI program. This distinction underscores our commitment to sustainable practices and pollution prevention that are a part of our Green by Design philosophy.”

 The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) recently recognized member companies who earned Champion or Partner status in the program. Georgia-Pacific Professional was the only ISSA member paper company to gain this level of achievement.

Source: Georgia-Pacific Professional