Boobalou is here to try and reduce the amount of waste we create. By making a few small changes to your day to day life you can help make a difference to our environment.
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Why use reusable toilet roll and reusable kitchen roll
Paper toilet roll and kitchen roll carry a big carbon foot print. For each tonne of paper waste avoided, 1.5tCO2e is avoided. It’s either bleached or dyed. It’s not naturally white. These chemicals end up in our environment and our bodies. Toilet roll leaves paper particles on your sensitive bits, these can irritate and disturb the natural balance of your body. Recycled toilet paper is better for the environment but it still carries a large carbon foot print. Toilet paper and kitchen roll are not recyclable.
You will also eliminate the plastic packaging that products are purchased in. All this is extra landfill space.
Reusable alternative are clean, they are washed before use. They are soft and comfortable for your body. You have the choice to decide what materials and chemicals you are using on your body. It will also save you money.
They are easy to use. Just throw your kitchen roll in your washing machine, no fabric conditioner. That’s it.
With family cloth you will need to put the used wipes in a wet bag. When you are ready to wash unzip your wet bag and throw the whole thing in your washing machine. That’s it. You can wash with other laundry, however if washing between 30’c – 40’c it’s advisable to avoid washing with household cleaning cloths and young or unwell babies clothing/nappies.
Why use reusable bags, bottles and bamboo products
Bamboo is a 100% biodegradable and 100% sustainable product. It needs no pesticides or fertiliser to grow. It’s a super-fast growing grass that is more efficient at taking CO2 from the air and producing more O2 than trees. It also uses less water consumption than tress.
Bamboo is a great alternative to plastic. Plastics will sit in the landfill and produce toxins that leach in to our atmosphere, soil and water. These plastics also end up in our oceans which causes a whole host of problems for our environment.
The UK uses over 5 million tonnes of plastic each year. The majority of these plastic are from products with a very short life span.
We use 15 million plastic bottles every day in the UK, 1 in 4 water bottles actually end up being recycled. Bottled liquids like water are very expensive too, on average 500 times more expensive than tap water.
Around 1 million plastics bags are used per minute.
Plastics bottles and bag do not break down easily. They end up in our oceans. Every square mile of the ocean has about 46,000 pieces of floating plastic in it.
There are alternatives and Boobalou is here to show you them.