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Here’s How I Said NO to Single-Use Paper Products in My Medicine Cabinet

My grandma may be a hoarder, but she really knows her stuff. 

My grandmother never wasted a thing in her life. A child born a decade after the Great Depression, she will reuse anything — and everything — before tossing it in the trash.

Leftovers? You better believe I witnessed (and successfully digested) leftovers transformed into many-a-strange casserole at my grandma’s dining room table. 

Family heirlooms and belongings? Who needs Ancestory.com when your grandma has never, ever ditched a single item throughout your family lineage?

It drives my ‘boomer’ mother absolutely nuts.

And I absolutely idolize her for it. 

If my short-attention-span generation could strategically reuse, reduce, and recycle like my grandmother, I honestly believe our planet wouldn’t be (literally) burning up before our eyes.

But instead, takeout boxes, to-go coffee cups, plastic water bottles, makeup remover towelettes, cotton swabs, and paper tissues line our trash bins, as we run off to the next, best, most-disposable thing.

I contribute to it. I owned it. And I wanted to make a change.

That’s when I found LastTissue.

How LastTissue Reduces Waste in Your Household

When I think of overflowing garbage bins — and how they came to be — my mind drifts to my medicine cabinet.

Because while my friends have trash bins stuffed with soda cans, my worst waste offenders  stem from…paper. 

Well, paper products. Cotton swabs, facial tissue, makeup remover, makeup sponges — you name it. 

I will be the first to raise my right hand and say I was a full-fledged offender of single-use [insert every beauty product known to man, here]. If a product could be used once then carelessly tossed in the trash, I promise you — this girl bought it. 

Then I learned this: Every single day, 41 million trees are cut down worldwide. 

41.

Million.

Trees.

And when I took a good, hard look at my medicine cabinet, it was pretty apparent where some of those trees ended up. 

When you know better, you do better. And the more I learned, the more obvious it was that I definitely needed to give my beauty routine a green overhaul. 

8 Million Trees are Cut Down Each Year to Make Facial Tissue 

Read that sentence again. 

In the United State alone, 8 million trees are torn down every year just to make these tiny, flimsy paper squares that we use once and dispose of in the trash. 

To me, that was unacceptable. I knew that if a handkerchief was good enough for my grandmother — the Reuse Queen, herself — it was good enough for me.

Well, almost.

I wanted reusable facial tissue, but I wanted something sanitary. Something safe. Something that offered a little more portability than stuffing into my jeans pocket.

And LastTissue checked off all three boxes.

How LastTissue Works 

LastTissues are made of 100% organic, machine-washable cotton. Plus, they’re packaged in a 100% silicone case, which can be run through the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

After you blow your nose (or touch up your makeup), simply place the used tissue at the top of the silicone case, above the barrier. This barrier separates your clean tissues from your used ones, so you never have to worry about mixing (or spreading) germs.

Once you use up all six tissues, it’s ready to toss ‘em in the wash. I prefer to throw my LastTissues in with the rest of my kitchen and bath towels. And don’t worry — LastTissues can be run on the hot cycle, which helps kill germs.

Each LastTissue will last up to 460 times in the wash — saving millions of trees over the course of a decade. 

As your LastTissues run through the wash, toss the case in the dishwasher. After just one cycle, both the case and the tissues are ready to be reused.

Just One Pack of LastTissues Saves the Planet from 2,800 Single-Use Tissues

Switching to reusable tissues was one, tiny change that — to be quite honest — made zero impact in my daily life. I use tissues exactly as I did before the switch, plus I’m saving money. 

This one, small change makes a significant, positive impact on the planet. Just one pack of LastTissues spares our planet from 2,800 single-use tissues ending up in a landfill. Plus, it saves two liters of water every single time you blow your nose.

And last but certainly not least, LastTissues requires one-third of the energy required to produce single-use tissues. 

Every single day, 27,000 trees are cut down to create facial tissue. This causes deforestation, which directly causes global warming and the extinction of 137 animal species.

When such a small change can make such a big impact — with little to no effort on your part — why wouldn’t you make the switch?

Switch to LastTissues to Help Save Our Planet

And, you know — to make my grandma proud. 

There is no such thing as Planet B. This planet is the only one we have, and we need to start doing our part to protect it.

Small changes — like switching to reusable tissues — not only save the planet, they help save your wallet. Think about it: I haven’t had to buy a single box of tissues since switching to LastTissue! 

Right now, you can buy two packages of LastTissue, and get the third free. For less than a tank of gas, you can never buy tissues again for the next ten years (give or take a couple common colds). 

Every single year, 41 million trees are cut down across the globe. But by making small changes to our daily lives — like switching to LastTissue — can we bring that number down.

Are you ready to make the switch?

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