Sheets of paper recycled

As part of our ongoing effort to contribute to the Circular Economy, APRIL Group has made a commitment to support the collection and recycling of waste paper equivalent to the same amount of paper sold at our PaperOne™ online flagship stores globally.

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 PaperOne™ Contribute To Circularity?

APRIL Group, the producer of leading global brand PaperOne™,  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 SDGs 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.

“The 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 customers”   - 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, we’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 Seremban to collect waste paper up to 10 times daily.

Following the success of our PAPER ONCE MORE! Sustainability Campaign in Malaysia, we have partnered with a local recycling company in Singapore since August 2020.

APRIL Group is giving away brand new reams of PaperOne™ All Purpose via our partner to encourage more Singapore companies to recycle their waste paper.

Our partner targets to recycle more than 15,000 tons of waste paper in a year, which is equivalent to 6 million reams of A4 copy paper!

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 PaperOne™ products, you are choosing to :

  • USE a renowned leading global paper brand with multiple international green certifications 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 and the SBR National Business Awards in May 2022.

Users of PaperOne™ Digital, All-Purpose & Copier products can :

  • REDUCE up to 18% of ink used during printing because our office paper is enhanced with ProDigi ™ 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 PaperOne™ 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