Skip navigation
Skip navigation
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser.
ResponseSource services will be unavailable this Friday, 6th December, between 8 pm and 9 pm as we carry out scheduled maintenance on the network architecture. We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes you.
Shoppers armed with their toilet rolls

In a move to be more environmentally friendly, from 1st April, the shopping centres will no longer be providing toilet rolls

On Easter Monday, if you’re heading down to either The Mall Walthamstow or Wood Green for a spot of retail therapy, you may want to pop a pack of tissues in your pocket, or toilet roll in your handbag…

In a move to be more environmentally friendly, from 1st April, the shopping centres will no longer be providing toilet rolls in their public lavatories and are requesting that shoppers bring their own. The centres, which already used recyclable paper, decided that they weren’t doing enough in their bid to reduce their impact on the environment. “The management’s decision, which might seem a little extreme, was not taken lightly,” commented Craig Higgins, Marketing Manager for The Mall Walthamstow and Wood Green. “We noticed that a significant amount of paper was being consumed in our toilets and here at the Mall we are committed to ‘doing our bit’ to help save the planet.

“Before the motion was passed, we made sure we asked the public’s opinion. Over 90 per cent of our visitors agreed it was a good idea and we felt that April 1st was the most suitable date to launch this new scheme. We expect a big uptake between 9am and noon on the day and we hope this will catch on to eventually be rolled out to all public toilets in the greater London area.”

The Mall Walthamstow and Wood Green have positioned posters around the shopping centres to inform their customers of the upcoming changes and they hope that nobody will be caught short without a roll, which will be made available in cases of emergency.

Don't be a fool and leave home without a roll!

- Ends -

Issued by Rocket Creative For further information call Emma Wardle at Rocket on 01604 250900 or email

Interesting Toilet Roll Facts
• An average tree weighs 1,000 pounds, which would yield 450 pounds of pulp, assuming a 90% converting yield, approximately 810 rolls of toilet paper would be produced from a single tree.
• If stranded on a desert island with only one “necessity”, 49 per cent would chose toilet paper as their greatest island necessity (ahead of food!)
• On average, consumers use 8.6 sheets per trip – a total of 57 sheets per day. That’s an annual total of 20,805 sheets.

Notes to editors:

The Mall is the UK's leading community shopping centre Fund. Managed by Capital & Regional and Aviva Investors, The Mall Fund owns eight shopping centres across the UK - home to approximately 1162 retail units and attracting approximately 1.7 million shopping visits every week.

Shopping as it should be………….

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Rocket Creative in the following categories: Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit