Thursday 16 August 2012

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.

For more information please contact:
Angelika Durz
Global Marketing Communications
Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers
Telefon: +43 (0) 7672 701-3342
Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers is part of the Lenzing

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