What happened to handkerchiefs? Just a few decades ago, no one left home without their trusty hanky.
The hanky was as much part of your outfit as your keys and wallet, a must-have that you grab on the way out the door.
Let’s bring reusable back! Reusable tissues are an excellent alternative to single use paper or cotton.
Reducing waste is an essential part of managing our collective carbon footprint.
Not only are reusable tissues more environmentally friendly, they are found to be more affordable and offer higher levels of sanitation than single-use tissues.
Disposable tissues have long been blamed from spreading viruses and bacteria as they are not designed to be used more than once.
Americans use 22,000 trees and over 100 million litres of water each year on tissue paper alone.
It takes three times more energy to produce disposable tissues compared to a reusable one.
The energy required to produce a single sheet of toilet paper can power a home in India for over three days.
Not only is reusable better for the planet, it is often better for you. Coarse single-use tissues can cause irritation or rashes when used repeatedly in the same area, like say, your nose.
In addition, people who suffer from allergies might be more comfortable with reusable tissues that have been washed and contain no allergens.
Disposable tissue paper often contains other chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions.
Combine the portability of a pocket tissue pack and a handkerchief and what do you get?
LastTissue is a pack of six tissue cloths made from GOTS-certified 100% organic, soft cotton.
GOTS, or the Global Organic Textile Standard, is a leading worldwide textile certification that ensures environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing.
Simply place used tissues at the bottom of the food-grade, dishwasher safe silicone case and pull a fresh piece from the top. Not to worry, there’s a barrier sewn on one tissue to divide the clean tissues from the yucky.
Just take a clean tissue from the bottom, use it, and store it back on top of the silicone barrier. The clean tissues will be pushed down, ready for your next use.
When the marked tissue appears, you’ll know you’re down to your last piece and it’s cleaning time.
After washing, just repack them back into the box, folding them back the same way they came, and you’re good to go!
LastTissue edges are made with rolled hems for maximum durability and can be washed about 520 times at 60°C. To get them to last longer, wash them in a laundry bag.
With a single LastTissue pack, you can save more than 3,100 single-used tissues. Not to mention the plastic packaging they often come in!
LastTissue pack is available across New Zealand at NZ$35 here.
This simple, elegant, Danish-designed box is a wonderful addition to your home, car, or office.
Each box contains 18 reusable 100% organic cotton tissues that are incredibly soft and allergy-friendly.
The food-grade silicone case, of course, contains a barrier that separates clean tissues with the yucky ones.
The case can be hand-washed or used in a dishwasher. The tissues should be machine washed at 60°C.
LastTissues can be washed up to 520 times, saving over 9,000 single-use tissues. To prolong the lifespan, wash the tissues in a laundry bag.
LastTissue Box is available across New Zealand here at NZ$72.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are LastTissues made of?
LastTissues are made of 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.
2. Is silicone environmentally friendly?
Silicone is a sturdy, durable material more eco-friendly that the ocean-polluting plastic. While the LastTissue box and carrying pack can last a lifetime, you can still recycle it at the end of its life.
If incinerated, silicone converts back into amorphous silica, carbon dioxide and water vapor, all harmless ingredients that would not pollute the environment.
3. What are the dimensions of LastTissue?
Each LastTissue measures 19cm x 19cm. The LastTissue Box is 20.5cm (length) x 4.5cm (height) and 11cm (width).
4. Can I buy refills?
Yes, refills are available in packs of six.
5. Are LastTissues hygienic?
Yes, perfectly sanitary. Be sure to unfold the tissues before machine washing at 60°C to kill all germs and bacteria. The case is designed to separate clean tissues from the used, with a silicone barrier to keep it apart. The silicone box can be hand-washed and is dishwasher-safe.
6. Where are LastTissues made?
LastTissue is made in China. When working with non-EU manufacturers, LastObject only works with manufacturers that have SMETA, or ethical audit certifications.