From cruising through both Safeway and Coles in the past few weeks, it would appear that the Safe and Naturale branded recycled napkins and (facial) tissues are no longer generally available, and the ones I do have are about to run out.
This bugs me, as I’ve been using them both for years (switching to non-recycled aloe-vera tissues in times of high usage to minimise nasal soreness). Both brands still sell recycled toiletpaper in both Coles and Safeway.
According to the Wilderness Society web site (not updated since 2000), a number of other brands use recycled office paper. But I don’t know if this is still accurate. A quick survey last night at Safeway showed none of those on the shelf mentioning using recycled paper. You’d think if they were using recycled paper, they’d be shouting about it from the rooftops. Some mentioned they had recycled cartons, but not recycled tissues.
I spoke to the distributors for Naturale a couple of months ago about this. At the time they seemed to think there was no problem getting their products. But there was. What’s happening, I don’t know, but they’ve gone very quiet.
I wonder if some great tissue conspiracy is afoot.