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This is something I’ve been meaning to pay more attention about for ages.
I admit, when it comes to toilet paper, I tend to go for the product I like, rather than its recycled counterpart (having kids kinda changes things ‘down there’ for ever and comfort is paramount!).This week, however, with all eyes on the challenge I found something wonderful in my Health food shop.
Not only did I find ‘Eco Leaf’ 100% recycled paper, but I was delighted to see it came in compostable wrap, rather than polythene.
This means, if the wrapping is as good as it says, I can compost the wrap and the cardboard inner tube afterwards at home; which makes it a truly sustainable product!
After the challenge to stop using Kitchen Towel, I hardly buy any of that. I still have some left from many months ago, but when I need to replace it, I will be looking for the Eco Leaf brand to see if they make kitchen towel as well.
I tend to buy recycled printer paper and notebooks where possible anyway; so that’s most of my paper products accounted for.
Next on my list will be aluminium foil. I don’t buy much, but I do use it in preference to clingfilm and I line a couple of baking sheets with it as well. Unfortunately I’ve never seen that locally, so it means I will need to buy in bulk from a food co-op, which doesn’t really excite me. I use so little of it, it will be hanging around for years.
But as I recycle foil, I need to close the loop, as Reduced Footprints reminds me, so I’ll do what I can.
How about you – do you recycle products and ensure you close the loop by purchasing recycled items?
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