The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
Recycling is a bit of an obsession with me.
We make sure that we sort paper and cardboard in particular into the right bins.
But the other aspect of good paper management is to use paper products that are made from recycled paper.
So rather than just creating paper for recycling we also use the product.
We buy toilet paper and kitchen rolls that are made from recycled paper. But I have a dilemma.
For one thing recycled paper tissues are quite hard to find here.
Yesterday in the supermarket I compared the price of the toilet paper with the price of boxes of tissues.
Two boxes of tissues each containing 100 tissues costs almost three euros. Meanwhile there were eight toilet rolls for about the same money.
Eight big fluffy toilet rolls.
A little while ago I was thinking about the contrast. Why do we use tissue box tissues in the living room but toilet roll tissues in the bathroom?
Does it really boil down to the shape of the container?
So what to do?
Yes you’ve guessed it!
The man with a workshop has created a lovely solution.
The Perspex base reveals the secret!
How clever is that?
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