Friday, 12 August 2016

Eco review, Greencane paper.

Greencane Paper make eco friendly and biodegradable toilet paper, paper towels and tissues, from sugar cane and bamboo pulp.  Eco friendly loo roll is the kind of thing that excites me, so I was really happy to be sent some to try out! 

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I was sent Greencane's mixed paper box, which is huge and will impress your postman and make your husband ask where all this loo roll is to be stored!  It contains 32 rolls of toilet paper, 6 rolls of paper towels and 3 boxes of facial tissues.  
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Each case costs £23.80, which I think is really good value.  You can also chose to get a case of 48 loo rolls, 24 kitchen rolls or 24 boxes of tissues for the same price.  You can make a one off purchase or subscribe and be sent your chosen box of Greencane paper every 6, 12 or 18 weeks - how handy is that?!

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I've been using Greencane paper for the last couple of weeks and I'm really impressed.

Toilet paper.
The loo roll is really smooth and soft and strong.  It's so smooth that to be completely honest, when I opened it my heart sank, because it looked really thin and I thought it was going to be no good.  That couldn't be further from the truth, and I think it's probably down to the materials it's made from.  I'd guess sugarcane and bamboo are stronger than wood-paper, so it doesn't need to be as thick.  We usually use triple velvet, and Greencane's toilet paper is as soft and as strong.  Also the rolls are really long and last ages!  We're converts!

Kitchen roll.
I gave the kitchen roll the greasiest task I could find, soaking up the oil when I fried poppadoms.  I don't use kitchen roll often, but it's handy for a few cooking jobs and it stood up to the task really well.  

Facial tissues.
Again, I rarely use tissues as I prefer reusable, fabric hankies, but I do use tissues if I have a cold and Joe isn't a hanky fan!  We've both had summer colds and the Greencane paper tissues have been soft and gentle on our noses.

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Eco credentials.

Greencane is made from sugar cane fibre (a byproduct of sugar production, one tonne of recycled sugar cane pulp saves 17 trees) and bamboo (quick growing and low impact) and 30% wood pulp. 

The harvesting methods for sugar cane and bamboo are kinder to the environment than felling trees.

The paper's made from GMO free and BPA free materials, and bleached with non-chlorine bleach.

The packaging is plastic free.  The clear part of the wrapper is made from plant based cellophane that will biodegrade in a commercial composting facility.  (The only niggle I have with Greencane is the inclusion of the cellophane panel.  I'd much prefer totally paper packaging, and plastic free tape on the cardboard crate.  However, there's still waaaaay less plastic packaging on the Greencane than on conventional loo roll products.) 

Greencane paper products are made in a nice factory subject to external environmental audits.


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Keep up with new developments on Greencane's twitter account and buy your lovely biodegradable loo roll from greencane.com.
 

Disclosure - I was sent a case of Greencane paper to review.  I only write about products I like and I like Greencane paper.  All opinions are my own, but some of the photos I've used belong to Greencane.




13 comments:

  1. Susie, This is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I'm trying so hard to go plastic free, even when crafting,in fact I even turn my nose up to yarn that isn't natural, but it's really hard to find products that aren't packaged in plastic. Or ridiculous double wrapping that just isn't necessary, I'm trying... more each day. Kudos to you, now I'm off to see if this is in the States!! Tammy x

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  2. It's only sold in California:(

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    1. Aw noo! What a shame! :(

      I'm impressed by your approach to yarn though! I have to use up what I have before buying any more but I think it's a great idea to only use natural yarns in the future! :)

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  3. Thanks, that looks interesting, I use Ecoleaf at the minute but will have a look into this.

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    1. I think I tried Ecoleaf before and it was a bit thin :S, this one is much better! :)

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  4. "Eco friendly loo roll is the kind of thing that excites me" I related to that waaaay too much. Looks great though, I might get some when our current supply runs out!!

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    1. Haha! This is one of the reasons I have a blog! I know there are people on the internet who share my passions! :)

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  5. Oooh, I am soooo excited about this! I have always used Nouvelle, which is made from recycled paper but they don't sell it in my local Aldi and I don't always get to somewhere else- really tempted to try this- you think it is better for the environment than that? If so, I am ordering! x

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    1. I used to use Nouvelle too, but it's disappeared from my local shops as well! I think the Greencane paper is definitely nicer than Novelle, and probably more eco friendly. It's hard to say, but the Greencane is made from sugar cane production left overs, that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated, and bamboo which is faster and more renewable to grow than trees, so overall I think it's more sustainable and reuses an otherwise useless sugar by-product. And the packaging is plastic free, which is definitely a plus! :D

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  6. I didn't know that they made products from sugar cane. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing on the #WasteLessWednesday blog hop.

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    1. They do, it's a great use of a waste product :)

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  7. I am just scanning over the comments, and apparently it is not sold in Canada? I have been trying to find more plastic-free options for toilet paper for a while now; we have no options of simple rolls in a cardboard box, or even paper wrapped. They all come in the non-recyclable plastic packaging. I suppose I could order it online, but depending on the company, that will come with its fair share of packaging alone! Some zero-wasters have suggested cloth alternatives, but I am not ready to take that step.

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    1. Shame it's not sold in Canada, maybe Greencane will expand one day :) I can say that if you are able to buy direct from Greencane the packaging for the delivery is minimal, just a large cardboard box with plastic tape to seal it, no extra packaging which is great :)
      My husband wouldn't go for the 'family cloth' thing, so this is a really good product for us. I hope you can find something suitable for you :)

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