A Fact about Recycled Tissue Paper

recycled tissue paper

Whatever tissue paper we use, we want it to be as possible as friendly to the environment. We have many clients asking for recycled paper. ‘Recycled tissue paper’ sounds a good option for users. 

 However, it might not be what we expect it to be. Let me tell you a fact about recycled paper tissue you really need to know.

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Paper Recycling Boom

Whether in worldwide food service or in hospitality industry, the waste of paper production can be seen everywhere. The usage rate is decreasing and in the result, more and more paper tissue, toilet paper and towels offered in public area are wasted. Recycling of paper materials and wood resources is becoming critical to solve the problem. 

What is Recycled Paper?

According to Wikipedia, recycled paper material is called “scrap paper”, and it comes from three different sources: mill broke, pre-consumer waste, and post-consumer waste. Mill broke is paper trimmings and other paper scrap from the manufacture of paper, pre-consumer waste is material which left the paper mill but was discarded before it was ready for consumer use, and post-consumer waste is material discarded after use. Scrap paper is often use to produce new paper products, such as books, newspaper, paper bags and cardboard boxes.

recycled paper piles in factory
Recycled paper piles

Although recycled paper materials can be a great way to reduce the abuse of wood resources, they are not safe for use as ‘renewable paper’. Recycled materials containes harmful toxins and pollutants that comes from printed newspaper, coarse paper and plastic coated paper. These paper has to go through deinking and straining process (requiring chemical reagent) to gets the coat and ink removed.  That is why recycled tissue paper is not suggested to be used for personal hygiene care products like paper tissue, towels and napkins. Well…We can utilize recycled paper materials to make tissue paper if clients require so, but we don’t recommend paper products made from recycled paper material.  Instead, we suggest 100% recyclable virgin wood paper tissue! It is made from high quality, unbleached, unrefined wood pulp which is free from any added chemicals or dyes. This makes it more environmentally friendly than other types of paper tissue, as it does not contain any harmful substances that could be released into the environment. Additionally, it is more absorbent than other types of tissue, making it ideal for wiping up spills and cleaning surfaces. Most importantly, it only takes a few week to dissolve wood paper in nature. So it’s 100% recyclable and compostable. 

virgin wood material for paper tissue
Original wood blocks
virgin wood pulping
Wood pulping process

           100% Organic wood paper napkin 

                                Bamboo paper napkin 

Green Material: Bamboo

Bamboo, a fast-growing, renewable resource that has been used for centuries for its versatile properties. Bamboo is incredibly strong and durable, making it a popular choice for building materials, flooring, furniture, and more. It is also a great sustainable resource, as it can be harvested without damaging the environment. Bamboo-based napkins are an excellent choice for those looking for an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional paper napkins. To produce the best tree free paper tissue, we focus on sourcing organic bamboo materials in China. 

banboo forest grown in China
Bamboo forest from China

In summary

Fact: Recycled paper is good to make newspaper, cardboard but not suitable to make products of personal care

Purchase Suggestion: If you want sofy, quality and sturdy tissue paper, you’d better make sure the paper is made from 100% virgin wood without any proportion of mixed fiber sources.

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