The net contribution of carbon dioxide is formed during the combustion of fossil fuels. Elevated levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere contribute to a reduction in the radiation of heat from the Earth's surface and thus contributing to global warming.
- Technical specification
- Tissue paper
Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels for production of process heat and electricity used at the manufacturing of tissue paper shall be calculated according to EU Ecolabel criterion 1c for tissue paper and tissue products ((EU) 2019/70) and shall not exceed:
- 1200 kg CO2/tonne for conventional tissue paper
- 1850 kg CO2/tonne for structured tissue paper
The actual emission value shall be calculated as the sum of the emissions from the pulp and paper production, taking into account the mixture of pulps used.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Valid license for any of for example the following labels
- EU Ecolabel tissue paper and tissue products ((EU) 2019/70)
- Nordic Ecolabelling for tissue paper, version 5.9 or later
- The company’s self-declaration with calculation according to EU Ecolabel criterion 1c for tissue paper and tissue products ((EU) 2019/70) showing that the requirement is met
- The company’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement has been verified with a self-declaration and calculation, request a current calculation from the supplier.
If the requirement has been verified with a self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, request the company's self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance that has been verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029.
Information about the criterion
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO / IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible verifications.
More information about the standard is available at www.swedac.se.
Greenhouse gases such as water vapour (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) contribute to global warming through the natural greenhouse effect, which is essential for life on earth. According to the UN climate panel IPCC, human emissions of greenhouse gases have caused the majority of the global temperature rise that has taken place since beginning of industrialization in the mid-18th century. Anthropogenic (human) sources of emissions that contribute to global warming are carbon dioxide (combustion of fossil fuels), methane (anaerobic degradation of organic material in wetlands, rice fields, peat bogs and waste disposal sites as well as from livestock farming), nitrous oxide (spreading of manure in farming, livestock farming, industry and combustion), ozone, CFC and HCFC.
The content of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased from the preindustrial level 285 ppm to 465 ppm today. In order to limit the elevation of the average temperature on earth to two degrees and thereby reducing the risk for adverse climate effects the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere must be stabilized at 400 ppm, which corresponds to emissions of 1 ton carbon dioxide per year. The average Swedish citizen emits about 6 tons per year, or 13 tons including emissions from consumption and public sector. Total domestic Swedish emissions of carbon dioxide in 2012 were almost 58 million tons. One third of the emissions were from transports (cars 19 %, trucks and buses 12 %, other domestic transports 2 %), 25 % from industrial processes and combustion, 18 % from energy industry and 13 % from farming.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date
- Review date
019-10-30, Krav ID 10145:1: The criterion is changed to different levels for different paper types in accordance with EU Ecolabel. 2011-09-15, Krav ID 10145: Original version