Hayley Matthews: City firm gets award for eco-alternative to wet wipes

Concern has been growing over the environmental effects of wet wipes (Picture: Getty)
Concern has been growing over the environmental effects of wet wipes (Picture: Getty)
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I do love to talk about the importance of supporting local, but I know it’s not always entirely easy.

It’s almost impossible to do all of the time and it can be hard when eating out with a group of friends, buying a present for someone who has specifically asked for a certain item, or when you’re looking for something specific that only big brands make.

However, with all the uncertainty of Brexit – the exit of Boris Johnson and the swift departure of more Cabinet ministers than you can shake a stick at – we need to respect local more than ever now.

With a baby on the way, I’ve been trying my hardest to source locally made items for our number two child and it’s tough.

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I’m determined to find local whilst still being a greener parent, using less chemicals, plastics and all the other nasty things that we’re using to destroy the planet.

I found the Canny Mum’s ‘dry wipes’ had a gold prize in the Made for Mums awards and was massively surprised to see they’re an Edinburgh company.

I was even more delighted to learn the wipes – an alternative to plastic wet wipes – are made of bamboo and are biodegradeable and eco-friendly.

When I read that they’d beaten many of the huge UK brands, winning first place this year and second place last year for their wipes I felt incredibly proud that an Edinburgh company pipped them to the post.

Well done Canny Mum, you’re canny after all!

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