Monthly Archives: October 2017

Cottonelle with too much plastic

Cottonelle toilet rolls

So you need some toilet paper? Did you know you actually needed some toilet paper wrapped in plastic, and then within that each pair of rolls wrapped in more plastic? Do I didn’t think so.

Thanks Cottonell for doing your bit to fill up the sea with plastic, go home and have a good think about what you have done.

If you prefer your bum cleaning to be a bit more environmentally friendly go to Ethical Superstore and getting some GreenCane paper


Stovel & Mason Shirt

Stovel & Mason Shirt

OK so maybe I’m picking out Stovel & Mason here amongst a thousand other makes of fashion brands who do the same with shirts but I suppose it doens’t make it OK just because everyone else is bad.

Stovel & Mason ShirtI’ve got no idea why shirts can’t just be on a hanger (preferably made of wood instead of plastic but I think I may be asking too much there!), that way you can actually see the shirt hanging, you can feel the material and get a much better sense of what it’s like, but oh no, for some reason only known to the gods of retail shirts must always be in a little plastic pouch thing, one hundred and two little random bits of plastic card and even metal. I counted 16 different bits of packaging on this shirt, admittedly it’s not the worst I’ve ever seen but still that’s 15 more than needed.

Stovel & Mason Shirt

Count’em and weep

Shops accept returns if clothes don’t fit, so isn’t this just a hassle for the retailer and then the manufacturer if a shirt gets returned with all those random bits of plastic? And who is the poor bugger who has to package this shirt up? Probably some kid in a developing country getting paid sod all to clip silly little bits of plastic to the cuffs and collar (OK so I don’t know this but if Stovel & Mason have full details of their supply chain I’d be happy to share them)