World first for cradle-to-cradle sanitary dispensers


Dutch company Van Houtum has launched the world’s first certified cradle-to-cradle sanitary dispensers.

Under the name Satino Black, the dispensers are made from recycled plastic and include dispensers for toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, foam soap, alcohol gel and toilet seat cleaner.


Carrying the cradle-to-cradle hallmark from the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the dispensers are free from harmful chemicals and therefore are suitable for technical closed-loop recycling.

The plastic can be reused infinitely without loss of inherent value.

Since 2010, Van Houtum’s paper mill has produced the world’s first and only cradle-to-cradle certified hygienic paper. This paper for toilet rolls and paper towels is made from 100 per cent recycled paper and also carries the FSC recycled and European Eco-label hallmarks. It is manufactured in a completely CO2 neutral process.