How we deal with raw materials

The Earth’s resources are becoming exhausted. Our recycling concept, which is based on local, safe and responsible materials, can make a difference. We employ paper waste streams to make new, sustainable products. Our factory is considered a roundabout for raw materials.

Future-proof

At present, we as a society extract more raw materials from the earth than she is able to replenish.
Ultimately, our resources are running out – and to further contribute to the issue, we’re producing waste at an unmanageable rate.
We are becoming more and more aware of how finite the earth’s resources are, and more businesses like ours are thinking about the future, and taking the next step towards circular solutions.

While behaving smartly and economically with raw materials is possible within a linear economy,
ultimately it only delays the issue. The solution is to think and work in cycles, transitioning into a
circular economy.

At WEPA, we are ready for this transition. In our line of work, the opportunities lie in alternative solutions and locally-sourced raw materials. For some time now, we have been prioritising circular solutions and closed cycle production.

These developments are a result of our unique innovation platform: Future Lab by WEPA.
The platform has allowed us to perform research into how we can employ paper waste streams safely, and in varying compositions, as a primary material for the production of hygiene paper.

On the back of this research these products are now released in BlackSatino.

WEPA CASESTUDY 025 LR 1

ALTERNATIVE RAW MATERIALS

As well as recycled paper, we are able to reuse cardboard coffee cups, drink cartons, bottle labels and even paper hand towels as sources of reuseable material.

WEPA Professional offers organisations the opportunity to participate the circular economy. By partnering with us and allowing us to harness the business’s paper waste streams, WEPA can develop BlackSatino sanitary products which are then delivered back to partners for use in their facilities.

CIRCULAR COOPERATION


By enganging in this collaboration, we are making circular steps and closing the loop. The closed loop with used paper hand towels are just an example of that.

We gladly help you make these steps!

Close the loop: turning paper waste streams into raw material

Rob Stevens1

Rob Stevens, Head of Marketing | Circular Economy | Sales & Marketing | Growth | Business Models