LastObject, the company that brought you the reusable cotton swab LastSwab, is now offering consumers a more sustainable option when it comes to blowing their noses. The Kickstarter for the “modern handkerchief” LastTissue ends on March 12, 2020, and has already eclipsed its goal by over $700,000. The starter kit comes with three cases and 18 reusable tissues for $39 on Kickstarter. “It’s like if a handkerchief and a tissue pack had a baby,” said the company.

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a flat lay of the turquoise case open and showing a tissue sticking out. to the left is a tissue laid out, with a cup of tea below it. to the right is a green leaf and below it are scattered walnuts for decoration.

The main storage case is made of silicone, with an upper chamber to stuff the used tissues inside, room to store six organic cotton tissues and a lower slot to pull the clean tissues out. There is a barrier between the used and new tissues to maintain cleanliness and the kit comes with a specially marked tissue to place at the top of the pack to easily indicate when you’ve reached the last one. After washing, the tissues can be packed back into the silicone case for reuse.

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two images: on the left, a person holding the red case out in front of them and withdrawing a tissue. to the right, a person holding the case close to their face and withdrawing a tissue.

As for why the LastTissue is better than traditional tissues, the team at LastObject cites the environmentally-damaging aspects of the paper industry. According to the company, the paper/pulp industry is the third-largest industrial emitter of global warming gasses. What’s more, about 8,000,000 trees are cut down to make facial tissues each year for the United States alone.

a flat lay of a hand holding the blue case and withdrawing a tissue. at the top of the image are a decorative green leaf and cup of tea

Each pack is designed to last for at least 2,800 wipes, saving the same number of paper tissues as well as the plastic packaging that they come in. The LastTissue tissues are made using organic cotton fabric, making it softer than traditional handkerchiefs and friendlier for your face. 

a flat lay of a hand holding the blue case and stuffing a tissue into the top of the case. at the top of the image are a decorative green leaf and cup of tea

The silicone cases come in different colors, each one representing a species that is endangered due to deforestation, Raccoon Blue, Dragonfly Turquoise, Fox Peach, Palm Green, Redwood Red and Bat Black.

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