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Paradigm Group introduces “Tree-Free” Emerald Brand bagasse-based disposable products

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Paradigm Group introduces “Tree-Free” Emerald Brand bagasse-based disposable products

May 04, 2011 - 10:20
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NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 (Press Release) -Paradigm Group, a leader in environmentally friendly office, break room and disposable products for businesses, today introduces its line of "tree-free" disposable products. The Emerald Brand now features 70 percent tree-free bath tissue, facial tissue, napkins and 100 percent tree-free plates. All tree-free products can be viewed at

The Emerald Brand is the cornerstone of Paradigm Group's larger cost-neutral conversion initiative, which allows businesses such as hotels, restaurants, corporate offices and educational institutions, among others, to purchase green products for the same or less than what they are paying for non-green alternatives. The new tree-free line is less expensive than traditional products because its manufacturing process that utilizes bagasse - or sugar cane pulp - as a cost effective alternative to traditional materials. Bagasse is a reclaimed material that is typically burned, creating unwanted pollutant gases.

"Most companies are forced to weigh a green public image against the typical high cost of sustainable products," said Ralph Bianculli, president & CEO of Paradigm Group. "We're working hard to afford businesses with a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to their disposable product needs, without sacrificing the softness and quality they've come to expect from traditional products."

As part of Paradigm Group's larger effort to help businesses grow green, the company has developed the Emerald Eco Product Calculator that measures the positive impact of Emerald products on users' carbon footprint.

"Our goal is to make going green an easy choice for businesses," said R.J. Bianculli, director of Paradigm Group. "The Emerald Brand allows companies to make the responsible decision without sacrificing room in their budget. It's a win-win for businesses and the environment."

For more information, visit High resolution images and a bagasse fact sheet are available upon request.

About Paradigm Group

Paradigm Group is a full service products manufacturer and distributor of facility related products specializing in environmentally responsible disposables and cleaning supplies. Additional services include brand development, product sourcing, market research in addition to sales and facility consultant programs. Paradigm also specializes in warehouse and mail room packaging, break room disposables and washroom products for the workplace. For more information, please visit or call 516.496.0000.