Product review
August 2022

Toilet paper

Which toilet paper is best for your bottom and the environment? Our test ranks 14 rolls on softness, environmental impact and more.

August 2022

Purex

Soft White

Price
$7.00
Score
74
Recommended

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Test results

  • 80
    Softness
  • 58
    Disintegration
  • 90
    Puncture
  • 64
    Separation (perforation)

Good points

  • Environmental Choice accreditation.

Bad points

Other ratings

  • Packaging assessment

    Good

  • Environmental assessment

    Good

  • Ethical assessment

    Acceptable

Specifications

  • Cost per pack

    $7.00

  • Cost per roll

    $0.58

  • Cost per metre

    2.65¢

  • Length of paper on roll

    21.9m

  • Ply

    2

  • Pack size

    12

  • Claimed sheets per roll

    200

  • Claimed sheet size

    11 x 9.9cm

  • Origin

    NZ

  • Sustainability certification

    FSC C101950

Environmental impact

  • Made from recycled paper

    No

  • Bleach free claims

    Not stated

  • Packaging material

    Soft plastic bag and cardboard tubes/cores

  • Environmental choice accreditation

    Yes

More info

  • Notes

    -

Member reviews

4 Member reviews

Purex

Pros

Longer rolls. Easy to tear on perforation. Made locally to where I live.

Cons

Bit more expensive. Plastic wrapper.

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Deborah H.

Used 6 months or more

Always used in beach septic system

Pros

Good to see it was the best choice. Thought the larger rolls makes sense too.
2 layers is all you need to do the trick.

Cons

None

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Mark G.

Used 6 months or more

Works well on our septic system

Pros

It does not block our old drains like some others we've tried.
Soft on the bum, yet does not break too easily.
Thanks for this test - it tells us what papers break down quickly and are less likely to clog our pipes.

Cons

None

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Hamish W.

Used 6 months or more

Affordable, quality paper

Pros

Price
Made in Kawerau
Thick
Soft
Value for money

Cons

Packaging is plastic

Recommend it?

Yes, I recommend this product.

Previous member

Used 6 months or more

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