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- Kitchen roll is single use and and water intensive. Each year we get through 6.5 million tonnes of it globally.
- Kitchen roll is not always sourced from sustainably-managed forests, so cleaning up spillages in your kitchen could be helping contribute to deforestation and ecosystem destruction elsewhere in the world
- The manufacturing process to create kitchen roll (and some other types of tissue) requires lots of strong chemicals to ensure it's stronger, as well as bleach and colourants to give it its bright white appearance
It's easy to avoid single-use products by simply switching up what you reach for during a spillage emergency. If you're not ready for a different product, opt for bamboo towels or sustainably-sourced trees which mean ecosystems are better managed and protected.
Reusable Kitchen Roll
Reusable kitchen towels made of cloth can help you switch from single use while continuing to do things in a familiar way and not need to change your habit of reaching for a sheet. An organic reusable kitchen towel will further reduce the amount of harmful chemicals like pesticides and fertilisers involved.
Regular cloths and tea towels can be reused many times over and therefore create less single waste. While cloths or tea towels require washing after a certain amount of use, this washing uses a fraction of the water than is needed to create new kitchen roll. It can also be easier to find organic cloths and tea towels, further reducing the amount of harmful chemicals like pesticides and fertilisers.
Bamboo Kitchen Roll
If you still need something single use, opt for better materials like bamboo which grows faster and absorbs more carbon dioxide than the types of trees that are grown for paper. It can be difficult to find truly organic bamboo, as regulation is not always in place where it is grown, so look for our Organic accreditation if you want the trusted organic alternative.