We have a baby and use tissues often to wipe him after feeding, cleaning his nose etc. The alternative would be to use cloth and wash it on a regular basis. My gut feeling is that cloth is more sustainable, but I had the same gut feeling about disposable vs. reusable diapers, and they apparantly come up even.
The tissues are not from recycled paper, they just claim to treat their forests "responsible". Our Washing machine has A+++ efficiency rating, we wash tissues at 40°C
So, given these conditions, would be using cloth be more sustainable than tissues?
p.s. When thinking about the issue, I came upon an interesting question - how to compare different use cases, on will use a cloth far more often than a tissue but how often? How dirty will it be, how dirty will a tissue be?