Sanitary papers are normally used only once and are subsequently lost to the paper chain, since they are disposed of via the sewers or as waste. Therefore, only sanitary papers made of recycled paper and, if possible, from lower and medium grade secondary fibres should be used. These are waste papers of low to medium quality which constitute the majority of the waste paper amount.
This guide itself contains the main information and recommendations relevant for the contracting authority for including environmental aspects in the tender and contractual documents. The guide is based on the criteria of the Blue Angel environmental label for sanitary papers (RAL-UZ 5), version of July 2014.