Is Aria® toilet paper septic-safe and biodegradable?
Yes, Aria toilet paper is septic-safe and biodegradable.
What do you mean by “responsibly sourced trees?”
Our wood and fiber sourcing (procurement) practices are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified Sourcing Standard. As a company that does not own forestland, SFI® Fiber Sourcing certification is a vital platform for improving sustainable forestry practices on all lands, and assures that our wood sourcing practices are legal and sustainable.
How is the manufacturing technology energy and water-efficient?
The paper making process requires large amounts of heat and water to turn fiber ‘slush’ into dry tissue. Our technology allows us to be efficient with our use of water and energy by recycling the water and mechanically removing a portion of water before drying.
What is 100% renewable power from energy credits?
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) represent energy produced through renewable power sources. This power has been and is still produced within our manufacturing footprint. Power sources can include, but are not limited to biomass, solar, and wind.
What is plant-based, recyclable packaging?
The majority of Aria® packaging (52% for toilet paper, and 94% for towel & napkin) is made from bio-based materials, specifically sugarcane, rather than entirely from fossil-fuels. Our plant-based packaging is also recyclable – just take it to your local store drop-off. For more information on recycling or to find a drop-off location near you, visit how2recycle.info.
What does it mean that you plant 3 new trees for every 1 used?
The Aria® brand believes it is important to give more than you take. So while most tree farmers will plant one new tree for every one they sell, we believe in going a step further and planting 3 more trees by partnering with other organizations. We are currently planting trees in the DeSoto National Forest in southern Mississippi in partnership with The Longleaf Alliance. These trees will help restore habitats for at-risk wildlife species such as the Gopher Tortoise and Red Cockaded Woodpecker. They will also help reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. According to the US Forest Service, 100 trees can remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year.
Where is Aria® manufactured?
Our paper is made in the USA from domestic and imported materials.
How does Aria® differ from recycled toilet paper products?
Aria® tissue is thicker, stronger, and more absorbent than the leading recycled tissue. That’s because Aria tissue is made from virgin fiber, which gives it a premium softness and strength not possible with recycled fibers. Did you know that paper can only be recycled 5-7 times before the fibers become too short and stiff to be usable? (Source: Environmental Protection Agency) But if you use recycled fiber in toilet paper, it cannot be recovered (you flushed it, remember?) That means with every flush, you may be losing opportunities for that fiber to be re-used in commonly-recycled items like cardboard boxes. We believe that recycling is an important step that everyone should take to reduce their environmental footprint. That’s why all of our components are 100% recyclable: the plastic packaging and the cardboard tube.