As a responsible paper trading company, Coniferous is closely monitoring the recent EU law change that may impact the availability of toilet rolls in UK supermarkets. The new law will ban products and items tied to deforestation, which includes raw materials used to make paper towels, facial tissues, and toilet paper.
According to industry experts, there will be a squeeze on availability and an expected rise in the price of recycled tissue as demand for alternatives increases. Major brands that produce these products may have to spend billions on an operational transformation to comply with the new laws.
However, brand Essity, which makes Velvet, Cushelle, and Tork toilet rolls, has fully supported any legislation designed to combat deforestation. The company has a long history of working closely with their suppliers under strict requirements to ensure that all raw materials are sourced ethically and responsibly. They are confident that there will not be a shortage of toilet rolls resulting from changes to EU laws. The new EU legislation will come into full effect in 2024 following a transition period that will enable organizations to adapt to any required changes in the supply chain
It is not anticipated that there will be a shortage of paper supplies as a result of these regulations. However, there may be a surge in demand for FSC-certified, PEFC, and other sustainably sourced stocks.
Industry researchers have also warned that firms may have to get a handle on deforestation and sustainability in a hurry.
Coniferous has always emphasized the importance of sustainable sourcing and has been working with its suppliers to ensure all raw materials are sourced ethically and responsibly. The company has been providing customers with sustainable paper products for many years and is committed to continuing this practice.
It is important to note that the shortage of toilet rolls is not imminent, and there is a transition period before the EU law change comes into full effect. However, it is crucial for companies to prepare and adapt to any required changes in the supply chain to comply with the new regulations.
In conclusion, Coniferous assures its customers that it will continue to provide sustainable paper products and encourages other companies to take a similar stance to combat deforestation. We believe that sustainable sourcing is not only good for the environment but also for business and we are committed to making a positive impact in the industry.