The life cycle scheme of Gomà-Camps products is elaborated with ecodesign strategies; from the conception of the product, through the raw materials, the production processes, the transport or storage or the commercialization and use, to the final management of its products. At Gomà-camps we are committed to eco-design to improve the virgin plastic packaging of products, as well as projects focused on significantly reducing electricity consumption in the production process.
In line with our commitment to the environment and our determination to offer a global sustainable solution for your tissue products, we have opted for eco-design for the conception of our products and services, throughout the life cycle scheme. Several lines of work stand out, such as continuing to manufacture high-quality 100% recycled tissue paper, reducing the virgin plastic in the containers and packaging of our products and using more sustainable materials, in addition to continuing to work on reducing consumption in its production process. In this sense, we have concluded an ambitious project to replace LED lighting in the Gomà-Camps Consumer converting plant, in Ejea de los Caballeros. The existing lighting has been replaced by luminaires with time and percentage regulation in LED technology, with which it has been possible to reduce the electrical consumption in lighting the converting by 41.25%, reducing the electrical consumption in lighting the finished product warehouse by 66.37% and the consequent increase in lighting in both spaces for proper execution of productive work.
Regarding the reduction of the environmental impact on packaging, 98% of the plastics used in the group as packaging for our products are recyclable. In the professional sector (HORECA, health, schools, companies, institutions, etc.), the use of virgin plastic in products has been reduced by 38.5%. In addition, for the mass consumption sector, the my tissue ecologic + range is already available in stores, the brand of 100% recycled tissue paper and 0% plastic compostable packaging, a novel compostable material, made up of cellulose and water, which It thus differs from the rest of the existing proposals on the market and whose toilet paper has won the Grand Prize for Innovation in 2021, being chosen product of the year 2021 in its category.
At the end of the year, and even with the impact of COVID, it has been possible to reduce the consumption of virgin plastic by 20%, which represents 318,000 kg less of virgin plastic sold in the market. The paper company continues to make every effort to improve these results on a daily basis.