February 25, 2015 9:30 am EST (US)
EDANA and its members have a vested interest in making the most efficient use of energy and raw materials, and in this, the Association’s 4th Sustainability Report, it addresses every aspect for the nonwovens and related industries with regard to the social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainability. In everyday life, people are very likely to come into contact with nonwovens. Sustainability is a continuous process, and our industry has delivered many solutions to make our products and processes more efficient. Nonwovens can also be used as more efficient alternatives to other, more traditional woven materials.
We believe that sustainability is a driving force for innovation, especially when the three pillars of social, environmental and economic impacts are fully considered. Innovation may be driven by a desire to find or utilise resources, reduce waste, and to ensure better lives, a healthy planet and a healthy economy for current and future generations. Nonwovens play a major part in our everyday lives, so it's only natural that our challenge continues to be finding new and innovative ways to address society’s needs – today and tomorrow.
- Pierre Conrath, Sustainability and Public Affairs Director, EDANA
- Abby Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director, EDANA