Disposable Eco Towel x4
These disposable Eco Towels are ideal for use with our waterless pet shampoo and as refills for our dog walking kit.
- Compact and lightweight
- Biodegradable and disposable
- Cost effective 5 x more absorbent than traditional towels
- Soft and gentle
- Hygienic and germ free
- Luxurious, soft and strong
- 4 towels per pack
Why are they so environmentally friendly? (The science bit)
Eco Towels are made from 100% regenerated cellulose fiber, Cellulose is the natural polymer that forms part of the living cells of all vegetation. It is the most abundant and renewable biopolymer on Earth.
Like all cellulosic fibers, Eco Towels are completely biodegradable and can be recycled, incinerated, land filled or digested in sewage.
Cellulosic materials degrade according to the following natural mechanism under enzymatic action,
forming harmless, common substances.
Hence, Eco Towels decompose in a reasonable time after disposal. Pure water and carbon dioxide
are formed, which are re-absorbed during photosynthesis of green plants and converted into cellulose again.
In composting tests, Eco Towel were found to have degraded completely after 6 weeks in a static-
aerated compost pile, while cotton fibre suffered a weight loss of approximately 80%.
Under the same conditions, polyester, polyester, polypropylene and polyethylene showed very little signs of degradation.
Eco Towels degrade completely within 8 days in a typical sewage farm anaerobic digester, where the residence cycle is about 20 days. Similar results were obtained from a septic tank.
Organic matter buried in the ground rots over a period of time by the bacterial process of anaerobic
digestion. A landfill site is not easy to define or simulate, as conditions vary greatly. Soil burial is an accepted method of assessing the biodegradability of a product in such an environment.
Fibrous samples are contained in fine inert synthetic mesh, then buried in soil beds and retrieved at intervals for microscopic examination and weight loss measurement.
Mass incineration plants with facilities for recovering energy from waster, can earn substantial amounts of money from the sale of electricity to power generating companies.
Cellulosic fibers such as those contained in Eco Towels burn readily with a heat of combustion of 15kJ/g.
Incinerating cellulosic fibers also has the added advantage of immediately reducing the volume of refuse sent to landfill.