Have we missed the world’s biggest plastic problem?

October 22, 2020

With over 18,000 tonnes of plastics-based glue being flushed away every year in the UK through toilet roll, the fight against pollution hits home. The recent BBC documentary, “Inside the Factory” shows how enormous quantities of glue are incorporated into every day toilet tissue.

Blockages happen, but could we see fewer by sending less glue down the loo? A UK based company has created a solution to the problem in the form of “Tanki”, a glue free and septic tank friendly product preventing blockages through the use of virgin raw materials and zero plastics.

Tanki® is an entirely new approach to toilet tissue, engineered specifically for non-conventional toilet systems. On board, below deck, on the road and off the grid, Tanki revolutionises sewage treatment systems. Made without glue and from sustainable products this tissue disperses immediately on submergence. Tanki flows easily through any plumbing system and will not cause build up and blockage. Conventional toilet tissue is laminated with glues containing nanoplastics, causing it to clump as it becomes saturated.

Engineered by a group of entrepreneurs with long experience in the merchant shipping industry, public health and rural life, the tissue is indistinguishable from most high street brands, soft to the touch and strong, yet its unique glue-free binding composition makes it a game-changing proposition for procurement teams working in the maritime industries, event planning or on rural estates.

Any non-mains sewage system from macerating toilets, to home treatment systems, to shipboard large-scale sewage tanks will be prevented from clogging by this new tissue.

Tanki is created using virgin pulp sourced from verified sustainable and actively managed sources. Its supply chain and manufacturing facility is both BRC Grade A rated and recognised by the FSC.

Tanki will be available for purchase from September through chandleries or online direct from the manufacturer.