Thursday, February 17, 2011

Drop the hanky

A great article about a group of artists in South West Victoria and their use of hankies to promote local artists.

You can read the full article here

Friday, November 5, 2010

Is it old fashioned to carry a handkerchief?

Russell Smith writing for the Globe and Mail has some views on this and points out a few differences between tissues and the hanky

Click here to read the article

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Great short video about changing peoples ideas on hanky use

Rajveer Singh Rathore has just created this great short video about hanky use and the environment, it really does sum it up, take a look! Now is the time for us to start doing our bit!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time for Greener Greenies - Join our campaign

We're campaigning for greener greenies and want you to join us. Get involved by getting rid of your tissues and opting to use a hankypanky - and get your friends on board too. Changing from tissues to hankies is a small but significant change, and we all know if you want to change the world, you have to change yourself first. Here are some stats to help you make up your mind and remember, you are the one who determines which products are on the market.
  • Each year Australians consume 273,000 tonnes of tissue products - almost all of it made from virgin fibre (virgin forests, not replanted forests)
  • It takes around 2.2L of water to produce one paper tissue. Cotton hankies use four and a half times less water than that.
  • When it comes to sustainability, the hanky wins nose down. A tissue gets used once, whereas a hanky has a lifespan of around 520 times!
  • It takes three times more energy to grow trees and produce pulp to manufacture a virgin fibre tissue compared to that of producing a cotton hanky.
  • Not surprisingly tissues do create a fair amount of waste. Unlike office paper, once a tissue has been used it can't be recycled so it ends up in a landfill. One cotton hanky produces 0.05g of landfill-bound waste for each use, which is 26 times less waste than a tissue.

Rebecca Blackburn -

  • The use of a handkerchief is undoubtedly an environmentally sound practice, saving the use of so many tissues, but what about hygiene? Any normal person would change handkerchiefs at least daily, to be washed and reused; so unless you are an enormous germaphobe, I must insist that the minuscule hygiene concern is greatly outweighed by the long-term conservation that this medium allows.

Andrew Hamilton -

And remember, Jack Johnson teaches kids to reduce, reuse, recycle....we should do this too....set an example to our future generation and help save the planet by switching from tissues....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Almost there.....

We are currently waiting on our Hankies to arrive and are just a short time away from the launch of Hanky Panky Hankies. As soon as we are ready to go we'll let you know! Watch this space....