Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Recycled facial tissues - an update


It has been a busy time, but last week I managed to get out and reconnoitre. On the hunt I was, for the elusive recycled paper facial tissues.
Was I lucky?
Did I find any?
Where were they?
Yes I was.
Yes I did.
In Woolworths.
They are made by ABC Tissue Products and manufactured from "quality post consumer materials such as clean office paper".
If you would like to congratulate and encourage this company you can email it on info@abctiussue.com.
Might help to do the same with Woolworths. (If you click on it, it should taker you there.)
Might also help to buy the tissues.
Oh, by the way, no sign of any in Coles, or the three local IGAs.
Here's my message to the Big Wool.

Well done with the recycled ABC facial tissues.
I have been on a campaign to get them back in stores and Woolworths seems to be the front and consistent runner.
Still more work to be done though.
Here's a couple of things to think about and get on with:
- getting rid of plastic bags
- getting rid of GM foods
- ensuring more locally produced products
- ensuring clear labelling on all products, but in particular fresh fruit and vegetables, naming town and state of origin, even the grower.
There's a bit there to go on with, but if Woolworths truly is "The fresh food people", then what could be fresher than natural and local.
Once again, well done and I look forward to more good news from the Woolworths conglomerate.

7 comments:

Mark Roy said...

I've long been attempting to use recycled toilet paper - but every time I try to wash the shit off them, they dissolve.

miCheLLeBLOG said...

What about the old handkercief? There was a time I was so righteous that I actually used them for a few years. NOT when I had a cold though!

The blogger said...

bad memories of soggy hankies, wet pants and mum boiling big pots of them on the stove.

sarah toa said...

Not so bad memories... We do newspaper in the loo on sad weeks, specially the free weekend ones.
WW the fresh food people is the worst misnomer. Once you enter the market and work out just how old the fish/meat/veg is, you would never shop there again. It's disgusting.

Mark Roy said...

I highly recommend the Albany Advertiser for wiping your arse.

The blogger said...

sarah, bad bad memories, because the extreme asthma and hay fever forced fluids out of my body into the forever dripping hankies. and my dad too, he was bronchial. them hankies were boiled for hours in some kind of starchy stuff and then she ironed each one. but everything else you say, yo. i go to WW for the tissues and feta. and as i walk through the isles i scowl.
roy: arrr, the nail on the wall. so many newspapers to chose from these days. that's why i buy the monthly and the new internationalist and surf the net.

sarah toa said...

I understand everything now