We have maximised the sustainability of all components of the GREEN & PROTECT range wherever possible. Read on to discover just how we’ve improved every part of our GREEN & PROTECT
The GREEN & PROTECT wound pad is bio-based and fully biodegradable. We achieved this by using lyocell and polylactide acid (PLA) fibres. Lyocell is a bio-based, biodegradable fibre based on cellulose, which we source from
wood grown in sustainably managed forests PLA (polylactide acid) is made from corn, a renewable resource, and is biodegradable in industrial composting processes.
A plaster’s release liner ensures that it maintains its sticking power while being easy to open. Our GREEN & PROTECT release liner is made from FSC®-certified1 paper coated with biomass-balanced silicone.
The backing component of our GREEN & PROTECT
plasters are made from viscose fibres. Viscose is a bio-based fibre made from wood. To minimise our environmental impact further, we source this viscose only from wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. To offer better protection, our viscose backings repel water while remaining fully biodegradable in freshwater.
Our latex-free synthetic rubber adhesive is designed to deliver optimal performance while being gentle on the skin.2
We’ve also ensured that the packaging of our GREEN & PROTECT
range is as sustainable as possible. To ensure the highest performance and safety, the strips of our sustainable plaster come enclosed in a paper-based sealing pouch to prevent dirt from coming into contact with the plaster, wound pad, or adhesive layer. As with our backing component, the paper used here is FSC®-certified1. Our folding box is composed of 93% recycled cartons and is printed using inks free of mineral oil.