Bamboo fibre tissue market leader, The Cheeky Panda, is launching a new and improved version of The Cheeky Panda Biodegradable Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaning Wipes.
In a significant move for the certified B Corp brand, the new wipes are being manufactured here in the UK, the first of many lines to be so, as The Cheeky Panda moves to bring all production to the UK, helping further reduce the business’ carbon footprint.
What’s more, The Cheeky Panda has switched the wipes’ packaging to a 30 per cent recycled content plastic wrapper, which helps reduce the amount of plastic which enters the waste cycle and makes it easier for business users to recycle in their current facilities.
The Cheeky Panda’s new, improved wipes are effective against viruses such as Poliovirus, Norovirus, and Influenza A; and bacteria such as P. aeruginosa, E. coli, and E. hirae. Free from fragrance, fertilisers, pesticides and chlorine bleach, simply made with purified water, and plant-derived cleaning agents. What’s more, they are dermatologically tested, vegan and never tested on animals.
Al Suter, UK Facilities Management Sales Executive, The Cheeky Panda, commented: “The Cheeky Panda Biodegradable Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaning Wipes are made in the UK to anti-bacterial and anti-viral standards EN 14476 & EN 1276, which certify they will ‘kill’ most viruses and bacteria to a 99.99 per cent level, preventing outbreaks on site.
“After the pandemic, businesses are increasingly cautious of stopping the spread of bacterial infections. The Cheeky Panda’s new wipes are the ideal way for busy business environments to disinfect, sanitise and keep work surfaces clean, and get them to gleam.”
Commenting on the production move, Suter said: “We are proud to have made this advancement in the business with the product being the first of many more to be manufactured in the UK, cutting down on our carbon impact and contributing to The Cheeky Panda’s goal of producing products that are kinder to people as well as the planet.”
The Cheeky Panda’s Biodegradable Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaning Wipes also help businesses clean up in terms of sustainability. Made with fast-growing, 100 per cent biodegradable, FSC certified bamboo fibres and free from plastic, these wipes are sustainable and renewable. They can be disposed of and will biodegrade over time, unlike wipes made from non-biodegradable, ocean-polluting polyester or hard to biodegrade viscose. The carbon footprint of The Cheeky Panda Wipes is 35 per cent lower than wipes made of recycled tree-based paper and 65 per cent lower than virgin tree-based paper, and they help businesses cut their carbon emissions significantly. Compared to standard plastic wipes, the new antibacterial wipes offer a plastic saving of 180g per pack, and a carbon saving of 410g.
Suter concluded: “A mixture of legislation and consumer pressure is forcing businesses to take seriously the risks they face as a result of climate change. In the Kantar Sustainability Sector Index 2022, 55 per cent of respondents agreed they should reduce their carbon emissions across the business and supply chain, and 43 per cent agreed they should commit to plans that meet carbon net zero targets.
“Against this backdrop, and with 2030’s carbon-neutral target approaching, people working in facilities management should be considering cleaning solutions like The Cheeky Panda’s Biodegradable Anti-Bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaning Wipes, that not only deliver on hygiene and stop infections spreading but are also carbon saving. No matter how small the individual impact is, it all contributes towards the end goal.”