In 2016, Bio Tech has received the certification that the microbiological activity and enzyme activity is beneficial to humans and the environment by the INIFAP Institute - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agricolas y Pecuarias. In particular, the certification attests that in the presence of spores of BATP, the bacteria, among which the one of Salmonella, do not develop. INIFAP is an institute of scientific and technological excellence with international recognition for its responsiveness to the needs of knowledge and technological innovation, located in Jalisco - Mexico.
Blue Angel products meet a list of criteria considering environmental and health-related aspects. The purchase of a Blue Angel-labelled product is a guarantee of good products with less environmental impact and greater health protection than many other products serving the same purpose. The main criteria for Tissue Paper is that the raw materials is made by 100% recovered paper (Recycled); in fact, Blue Angel suggests that a paper product made from 100% recycled paper saves the entire raw material required for virgin fibre paper production.
Such action does not only contribute to a reduction of the volume of waste but also helps to conserve wood resources. In addition, products made from post-consumer papers often perform much better than products made from virgin fibre, not only from the ecological perspective but often also from the financial point of view, offering comparable properties of use.
Ecolabel is the voluntary Type III ecological label recognised on a European level. It is a stylised daisy with the “E” of Europe at its centre, surrounded by stars representing the Member States. It was created by the European Commission in 1992 as a quality label awarded to product and service categories respecting precise ecological criteria. In particular, it indicates that the product guarantees a reduced environmental impact at every phase of its life cycle. For every product, the environmental aspects connected to its production are taken into consideration: the quality of the air, the water and the soil, waste production, resource and energy consumption, noise pollution, protection of the biodiversity. According to the principle of shared environmental management, the new Ecolabel Regulation 2010 establishes that the criteria adopted by the Commission are proposed by an Ecological Label Committee (CUEME) that sees the participation of all interested parties: Industry and SMEs, Consumer Associations, Environmental Associations. And the attention placed on the entire life cycle allows reducing the overall environmental impact, preventing the mere transfer of impacts from one phase to another. Through the Ecolabel, the consumer has access to reliable and scientifically based information on the products’ environmental impact. Additionally, Ecolabel products guarantee effective product quality.
It is the certification system for forests, wood and derived products that ensures that the products come from forests managed pursuant to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The Forest Stewardship Council is the non-profit organisation born in Mexico in 1994 and transferred to Bonn in 2003 that issues the certification necessary in order to be able to use the label on the basis of audits performed on the forests where the wood is extracted and in the course of all subsequent production phases, down to the consumer, and that concern environmental and social-ethical aspects. It is a label similar to Type I for the existence of a third certification body.