Avoid The Pitfalls of Buying Washroom Paper Products & Plastic Sacks Online

Internet buyers beware

Internet buyers beware

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According to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association those buying away from home paper products and plastic refuse sacks over the internet may find they are not getting what they are paying for.

"There is no legal requirement to state the product's dimension on the packaging or in the product description when sold over the internet, which means there is no protection for buyers from unscrupulous sellers," explained Graham Fletcher, secretary of the CHSA. "It may be cheaper to buy in this way, but there is no guarantee you're getting what you're paying for.


"In the past 18 months we've seen a marked increase in plastic refuse sacks and away from home paper products being imported and sold via the internet. It could be that the quality and dimensions are as expected, but there is no way to be certain and buyers could find the thickness, length or width has been reduced and the products itself breaks down more quickly than it should."

The only way buyers can be certain they are getting what they pay for is to buy from members of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standard Accreditation Scheme covering soft tissue products, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops. The Scheme guarantees:


  • Consistency of supply: customers receive what they order;
  • Accurate labelling: customers get what they pay for; and
  • Fully audited manufacturers: our standard, your guarantee.

Visit www.chsa.co.uk for more information.

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