Premiere: World's Most Sustainable Washroom

Swalmen, The Netherlands (ots/PRNewswire) - The
world's most sustainable washroom was on show at the Facilities Exhibition in the Brabant Halls in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. Van Houtum, based in Swalmen, the Netherlands, used the event to present a completely equipped washroom, supplied with certified cradle-to-cradle hygienic paper, hand soap and hand foam.

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The Facilities Exhibition is aimed at professions involved with providing Technical Services to commercial enterprises, education, healthcare and the government.

Albert Mey, Washroom Concept Manager at Van Houtum, is enthusiastic about the presentation of the sustainable washroom. "Above all we wanted to use the event to showcase our products, which are trailblazing in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. This is what sets us apart from other providers. Up to now the Satino Black range consisted of toilet paper and paper towels. Now it embraces hand soap and hand foam. Everything is certified cradle-to-cradle and CO2-neutrally produced."

Black Satino Black dispensers

"The new Satino Black dispensers were also rolled out at the Trades fair," Mey adds. "These are made of recycled plastic, an innovation in this sector. The prestigious matte, anthracite black finish is entirely in keeping with the trend in modern interiors. The client can at the same time choose: whether we remain the owners of the dispensers or whether the client prefers a residual value guarantee as a stimulus to return old equipment to us again. This fits in perfectly with our endeavours to improve our environmental performance by closing the material recycling loop. Further, when we install the new washroom facility for our clients, our installing technician takes the old dispensers with him. These don't end up in the garbage container, but are fed into the recycling process. All old dispensers - regardless of the brand - are recycled in a high quality process in which a pure starting material is recovered. The end customer has one less thing to worry about and he saves costs." Cradle-to-cradle certification is pending for the Satino Black dispensers.

Photo caption: At the Facilities Exhibition, Van Houtum presented the world's most sustainable washroom, provided with Satino Black hygienic paper and dispensers.

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For 75 years Van Houtum has been an independent producer of hygienic paper and is a leader in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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CONTACT: For more information please contact Henk van Houtum,
GeneralDirector, +31(0)475-507300.