Workplace consumables provider phs Direct has launched a new partnership with industry distributor Cheeky Panda to offer an extensive new range of environmentally-conscious toilet rolls, tissues and wipes.
Instead of being produced from paper, the entire Cheeky Panda range is created from bamboo – the fastest growing plant in the world – helping to save trees and create a more environmentally-sustainable supply chain. Growing 30 times faster than trees, bamboo is extremely renewable and produces 30% more oxygen and absorbs 35% more carbon. In the last four years, Cheeky Panda has helped save more than 120,000 trees by using FSC-certified bamboo as an alternative source for its products.
phs Direct made the announcement of the new partnership to coincide with World Bamboo Day on Friday, September 18.
The new Cheeky Panda range offered by phs Direct includes sustainable bamboo toilet roll and tissues as well as bamboo wet wipes, surface wipes and hand wipes which are entirely biodegradable and plastic free, unlike 90% of traditional products, while the hand and kitchen towels are genuinely flushable. In addition, the plastic-free range provides businesses with enhanced eco-friendly consumable options with products packaged in fully-recyclable paper or cardboard packaging. Unlike traditional paper production, bamboo also needs no fertiliser or pesticides and is naturally hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin.
Warren Edmondson, Managing Director of phs Direct, said: “At phs Direct, we are all about choice when it comes to providing a full range of workplace consumables. Our new partnership with Cheeky Panda allows us to extend that choice by providing ultra-sustainable and eco-conscious products. This means that by simply switching to bamboo toilet rolls, tissues, towels and wipes, organisations can help save trees; doing the right thing for the environment. By partnering with Cheeky Panda, we’re proud to support a fast-growing entrepreneurial business which is not only helping us offer more consumer choice but making a real difference to our planet.”
Founded four years ago by husband and wife team Chris Forbes and Julie Chen, Cheeky Panda products are now being sold in more than 25 countries around the world.
Chris Forbes, Co-Founder of The Cheeky Panda added: “phs Direct is one of the largest distributors of washroom products and we can often see their logos on our everyday journeys so it’s with great pride that we are partnering with such a large supplier. It shows phs’ commitment to innovation and environmental products, and we are delighted to be working with them.”