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Virgin Tissue and Recycled Tissue

In one day, how many tissues do you usually use? And what wipes do you use most often?
That’s right, tissue is a product that is very close to our daily life. To clean your face, spill water, dry your hands,
and so on, we definitely look for tissues. But did Moms know that there are several types of tissue with their
respective functions?

Facial Tissue
Facial tissue is the type of tissue that Moms find most often. The packaging is usually rectangular in shape and has a very soft and smooth texture because the purpose of this product is to frequently come into direct contact with body parts. As the name implies, facial tissue is useful for cleaning the face, mouth and other body parts from dirt and sweat. Unfortunately, in everyday life, these wipes are also used to clean anything other than the face.


Wet Tissue
As the name implies, this type of tissue is indeed thicker in texture, somewhat fibrous and wet because it stores water. There are also variants that contain perfume so they smell good and some don’t. The price is slightly more expensive than other types of tissue because of it is used as a substitute for water when Moms are in a condition where there is no water. The function of these wipes can be used to clean baby’s body parts when changing diapers, rid the body of sweat and dirt, and can also be used to clean objects from dirt.

Kitchen Towel
Kitchen towel is a type of tissue that has a strong texture, is highly absorbent, and even has the power to absorb oil and water faster than normal tissue. Kitchen towel is widely used to clean up any spills or messes that occur during cooking or meal preparation. The absorbent nature of the kitchen towels makes it easy to soak up any liquids or oils, and they can be thrown away immediately after use, preventing any bacteria from spreading. When it comes to outdoor grilling, you can use kitchen towel to quickly and easily clean your grill grates before and after cooking, as well as to absorb any excess grease or juices from grilled meats.

Bathroom Tissue
Bathroom Tissue or Toilet Paper is in the form of a roll because it will be placed on a hanger in the toilet. The texture of the tissue is soft and flushable because it crumbles easily when exposed to liquid. It functions as cleaning tissue to dry body parts exposed to water after urinating or defecating. This type of tissue is not suitable for cleaning the face.

Napkin Tissue
We often see this type of tissue on the dining table, and it is useful for cleaning the mouth or fingers from food residue or for wrapping cutlery. It is usually small and folded, sometimes in intricate designs and shapes. It is available in a variety of colors and patterns too to make it look beautiful when placed on the dining table.

Apart from the 5 types of tissue above, tissue can be distinguished based on the manufacturing process, namely virgin tissue and recycled tissue. So, what’s the difference between virgin tissues and recycled tissues?

What are virgin tissues?
Virgin tissue is also known as natural tissue. It is made from 100% virgin pulp that does not contain any recycled content and is made directly of the pulp of trees or cotton. In its production, virgin tissue doesn’t always cause forest damage. The trees for making virgin tissue come from forests that are deliberately planted with trees until the trees can be used for industry and then they are used. This is proven by the fact that industrial forests usually have a v-legal certificate or also known as Indonesia Legal Wood. From the natural ingredients of the original tree, then the process of making virgin tissue is carried out in a factory that is environmentally friendly
and certified to ISO 9001, 14001, 22000, and is guaranteed to be halal. In other words, the quality and hygiene of virgin tissue products have been tested and are safe for everyday use


Have you heard of Recycled Tissue?

Recycled tissue is a tissue made from used paper, the source of which is not even clear,
so the quality of cleanliness is very doubtful.

The process is of making recycled tissue :

  • Paper is collected from various sources, from household waste, from industry and so on, so much that it is uncertain where the source came from.
  • The paper material for making recycled tissue is then put into the manufacturing process which usually does not necessarily have the certificates and quality standards that a product should have.
  • The process of recycling paper into tissue requires a process using chemicals, including the use of hazardous chemicals, such as the use of chlorine chemicals and their derivatives.

These chemicals are harmful to health which may cause skin lesions and impaired liver function. Meanwhile, in long-term it may cause various health problems, ranging from disorders of the reproductive system, immune system, even the nervous system.

Other hazardous materials that are usually found in recycled tissue include various heavy metals and Bisphenol-A (BPA), these two materials are thesame as chlorine and their derivatives can cause various health problems too.

After knowing the difference between virgin tissue and recycled tissue, you can be even more selective in choosing tissue products and make sure the tissue you use every day is virgin tissue.

PASEO is an international brand that is constantly innovating, producing quality products to meet the global market demand for tissue products.Paseo premium quality tissue is hygienic, soft and natural. Made from 100% natural fiber obtained from industrial plantation forests that are managedin a sustainable manner. Paseo prioritizes safety and customer trust for a quality life.