SAVE RESOURCES AND FORESTS
A patented 100% wood-based biocomposite material made from PEFC-certified softwood fibres and ISCC+ certified renewable polypropylene from wood (tall oil), meeting the highest sustainability and food safety standards. Lowest C02 emissions on the market and utilizing only side streams of existing forest industry processes, with almost 0% of new material needed to produce our cutlery.
The raw material is sourced exclusively from UPM’s own feedstock by utilizing side streams from local Finnish sawmills and pulp production. The softwood fibre is sawdust residue from the processing of spruce trees for further industrial applications at the local sawmills, while the renewable polypropylene is refined from the tall oil that is extracted as part of the pulping process to successfully produce cellulose from pine trees. This enables complete transparency and traceability for the origin of the raw material and verify that it does not cause any deforestation, biodiversity loss or competition with the food chain.
The packaging materials used for the cutlery are 100% renewable and are sourced from our local partners to support sustainable sourcing practices.
Our entire supply chain is continuously monitored and audited to ensure the safety and compliance of our product.
Made in Finland
SUSTAINABLE LIFE CYCLE
Everything begins with the sourcing of raw materials from the side stream residues of Finnish sawmills and pulp production. Followed by a process of refinement and compounding to produce our unique material. To lower our carbon footprint even further, we source our packaging materials exclusively from local producers.
At our factory, the raw material is transformed into cutlery under the highest sustainability standards, while all the leftover materials are circulated in a closed-loop system to ensure zero waste. The cutlery is then packaged into the locally sourced 100% renewable packaging and shipped to the customer, ensuring impeccable food safety before use.
During use, our cutlery can withstand a number of commercial dishwashing cycles, prolonging its life cycle and reducing its carbon footprint. Furthermore, after its useful life has ended, it can serve a new purpose as recycled material where recycling can be organized or benefit society as a renewable energy source – closing the circle, Naturally.