There is much said about unnecessary plastic packaging, and indeed here at #livinggentler we are vocal about it ourselves.
In particular we have a real issue with the plastic wrap around toilet paper and kitchen towels, its single use, has very limited recycling opportunities and generally just ends up in the waste bin.
We already cut down the amount of kitchen towel by using washable cloths for cleaning and spills wherever possible. But now we have also found products wrapped in paper… Just like they used to be!
First up is Regiba Blitz, the makers down call it kitchen towel they call it household towel, and it is so named with good reason.
This stuff is strong, it is properly rinse-able under the tap and a single shert of this oversized towel will clean a hob and worktops, its also great for muddy boots, and general spills.
But for us most importantly this supersized roll comes wrapped in paper. Or as the manufactuers call it recycled ‘kraft’ paper.
We also like that we don’t have to send off for it in on line shopping, we can pop into the local supermarket and just grab it from the shelf. At the moment its only the single jumbo roll in paper but if people buy enough… Well here’s hoping!
This brings us to the other product needlessly wrapped in plastic, toilet roll!
Well we can now get that in paper too! Again its there on the supermarket shelf, since March this year Cushelle double length rolls have been available in a paper wrapped six pack in Asda, Tesco, Waitrose, and online from Ocado, as well as some independant stores.
This means a mainstream regular priced brand has finally seen the light! Cushelle have committed to over coming packaging strength issies for larger packs so it is hoped their whole range will soon be paper wrapped.
Again the more we the British public buy it the quicker it is likely to happen!