What is a Circular Economy?

A circular economy focuses on maintaining the value of products, materials and resources in the economy for as long as possible.

How Does PaperOneā„¢ Contribute To Circularity?

APRIL Group, the producer of leading global brand PaperOneā„¢, Ā is committed to contributing to the sustainable social and economic development of the communities where it operates and to supporting the achievement of the UN SDGsĀ in Indonesia.

Circularity is a key driver of our sustainable business growth and we are focused on efficient energy and water consumption.

Today, more than 80% of our energy demands are met by renewable energy resources, and we continue to adopt new technologies to increase resource efficiency.

ā€œThe purpose of APRIL Group is to improve lives through managing resources sustainably. We do this through our social and environmental projects and activities, to do good for the climate and our customersā€Ā Ā  - APRIL Group Chairman, Mr Bey Soo Khiang.

Find out more about our involvement with the UN SDGs

How APRIL Supports the SDGS

Our PAPER ONCE MORE! Sustainability Campaign was launched in Malaysia since March 2020.

In partnership with a local recycling company, weā€™re working towards a Circular Economy by aiming to collect over 2,000 metric tons of waste paper in 2020 for recycling purposes with the use of 5 recycling trucks and 10 recycle bins.

To put this achievement into perspective, the height of 2,000 metric tons of waste paper stacked together is taller than the KLCC twin towers - by more than a 100 times!

Our PAPER ONCE MORE! trucks will be going around certain areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and Seramban to collect waste paper up to 10 times daily.

What can you do to contribute to Circular Economy?

You can choose to purchase products and services that are better for the environment, allowing you to reduce, reuse and recycle.

By choosing to use PaperOneā„¢ products, you are choosing to :

  • USE a renowned leading global paper brand with multiple international green certificationsĀ including PEFC, Global ecolabel, etc.
  • USE paper products produced sustainably and responsibly by APRIL Group, a leading pulp and paper manufacturer which received the Best UN Sustainable Development Goals Program Award at the Sustainable Business Awards held in February 2020.

Users of PaperOneā„¢ Digital, All-Purpose & Copier products can :

  • REDUCE up to 18% of ink used during printing because our office paper is enhanced with ProDigi ā„¢ HD Print Technology
  • REUSE paper printed on 1 side because our high opacity paper products allow you to print on both sides of the paper without show through on the other side.
  • RECYCLE with peace of mind as our paper products are made from 100% renewable plantation fibers and completely biodegradable.

How can printers and converters contribute to the Circular Economy?

Printers and converters who choose to use PaperOneā„¢ are able to :

  • REDUCE 20% paper wastage and 30% unwanted press stoppages as we use high density fiber and accurately control paper anisotropy, resulting in superior dimensionally stable paper for printing at higher speed.
  • REDUCE printing blanket washes and chemical usage as we have one of the best refining systems to provide better fibrillation and leads to less vessel picking.
  • RECYCLE paper wasted during printing process as our paper products are made from 100% renewable plantation fibers.

* based on benchmarking studies under controlled conditions, subject to change