Wood is good
Made from wood, Easydry’s fibres are derived from wholly renewable sources. The trees that provide our raw material come from sustainable, properly managed forests. We use no chemical fertilisers or pesticides, artificial irrigation, genetic modification or illegally harvested wood. Our trees are grown on marginal land unsuitable for food crops or human habitation.
The many advantages of wood
The consumption of non-renewable energy for synthetic fibre production is about twice as high as for Easydry’s cellulosic (plant) fibres.
Some fibres, such as cotton, use arable land which could be used to feed the growing population. By contrast, the trees used for the production of Easydry fibres are grown on marginal land unsuitable for food crops.
The world’s oil reserves will be used up within only a few decades at current consumption rates. The use of oil for the production of synthetic fibres is not a sustainable option.
Water – the source of life
Almost everything on earth needs water to survive and prosper. However, a steady supply of fresh water is not a given these days. We need to handle this scarce resource sustainably to ensure our world is a livable place for future generations.
Easydry preserves water resources. On the one hand, the trees used in the production of Easydry fibres do not need artificial irrigation. On the other, Easydry is manufactured with a minimum of water in the production process.
Products made from Easydry preserve the environment since they are completely integrated in nature‘s cycle.
- Cellulose from trees is used for the production of Easydry fibres.
- In use, Easydry brings the benefits of natural absorbency.
- After use, products made from Easydry fibres will fully biodegrade.
- Easydry is converted back into pure water and carbon dioxide which are reabsorbed during photosynthesis and converted into cellulose.
From wood to fiber
What happens to a product after disposal is becoming more and more important for both commercial buyers and consumers, especially when it comes to products for single-use applications.
Easydry fibres decompose within a few weeks. When composted, Easydry fibres are converted back into pure water and carbon dioxide which are reabsorbed during photosynthesis by the next generation of trees – continuing nature’s circle.
Combustion of Easydry is economical as well as ecological. Air stays clean as incineration of Easydry fibres is CO2-neutral and can be used to generate energy.
Quality and environmental standards
Easydry products offer high and consistent quality. Our commitment to safeguarding the world’s environment extends to every step of production.
Certification for our ‘cradle-to-grave’ supply chain includes:
• ISO 9001 – Quality Standard
• ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
• OHSAS 18001 – Health and Safety Standard
• The European Eco Flower – Environmental Process Certification
• European Award for the Environment
• Nordic Ecolabel
• Oeko-Tex Standard 100 – Confidence In Textiles Certification
• Panda Mark
- 2015: Green Entrepreneur of the Year at the Green Awards.
- 2015: Sustainable Water Savings Achievement of the Year at the Green Awards.
- 2011: Green Entrepreneur of the Year at the Green Awards.
- 2011: Winner in the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards for contribution to the environment.
- 2010: Winner of “Irish Times Innovation Awards 2010” in the category “Green Technology”
- 2009: Winner of Best Renewable and Environmental Business, Louth County Enterprise Board.