PDL Cigarette Papers pioneer in sustainability

PDL Cigarette Papers is a company of many firsts in the area of sustainability.

  • The first paper company to develop and use a Life Cycle Assessment to guide our process and product development.
  • The first paper company to make a conscious and direct effort to source pulp from more energy-efficient suppliers.
  • The first paper company to create its own in-house facility to replace titanium dioxide with precipitated calcium carbonate.
  • The first paper company to adopt eco design as a philosophy in product development.
  • The first paper company to invest eight million euro in the construction of a waste water treatment plant which uses cutting-edge technology, a process called wet oxidation resulting in waste levels 50% lower than the regulatory threshold.
  • The first paper company to utilise emissions from the Town’s Household Waste Incineration Unit and then introduce those into its systems thereby significantly reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.
  • The first paper company to be FSC certified.

To us, producing paper in a manner that fulfills the sustainability needs of our world is not a by-product of how we work, It is simply how we do business.