The Australian has learned the term ‘paper towel’ is not the only thing being used to describe the product.
One of the most popular items for bounty hunters, paper towels are available at every major supermarket chain in Australia.
But, as the online marketplace Amazon is not a customer, it cannot be responsible for the prices charged to customers.
As a result, online merchants have a legal obligation to charge a bounty price.
The online marketplace website B&M has set the standard for online sellers and has an established track record of delivering bounties.
“We know that most people buy a lot of paper towels,” said a B&am spokesperson.
“But we also know that the bulk of that paper towel is used to make paper towels for others, and then the rest goes into other products, and that’s the price you pay.”
It’s a common belief among online merchants that the paper towels sold by the major supermarkets are also not genuine paper towels.
The B&s spokesperson said the paper towel was actually “a synthetic fiber made from animal hides and animal intestines that’s then spun into a pulp, then mixed with water and air to create a ‘bounty'”.
“It’s a waste product, so the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is in charge of enforcing the rules,” she said.
“It is our duty to protect the consumer and to ensure that the consumers who buy our paper towels and our paper towel free products are getting a fair price.”
This has created a cottage industry of online sellers offering cheap paper towels at a high price to bounty hunters.
Online marketplace Amazon, which is not an Australian customer, has a reputation for delivering bountiful prices to customers, with some of the best-selling items being paper towels made from human intestines.
B&ams spokesperson said that while she could not comment on specific items or the products offered on Amazon, “the bulk of the paper used in paper towels is not actually from animals”.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show the number of online retailers selling paper towels increased by 33 per cent between 2014 and 2019, with the majority of these being Australian based businesses.
B &m said its suppliers had not been contacted by Amazon in relation to the price they charge for paper towels from the Australian mainland.
The Australian Consumer Law, as amended in January 2018, sets out that sellers are required to be responsible in every transaction for the value they sell to customers and for the goods they sell.
B Am’s spokesperson said she would not comment specifically on the legal position of the B&Am suppliers in relation the online retailer’s practices.
Bamboo is a bamboo product with a unique smell.
Photo: Supplied Bamboo products are often used as “paper towels” in online auctions and online stores, which are legal tender in Australia, but are not legal tender anywhere else.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a duty to investigate any safety hazards associated with bamboo products, but there are no specific regulations in place to enforce those regulations.
According to the Australian Consumer Commission, there are several consumer protection laws in place which cover bamboo products.
The first one, the Consumer Product Liability Act, prohibits companies from using misleading or deceptive language on or about the packaging of bamboo products and the use of the word “bamboo” on a product or packaging.
A second section of the Consumer Protection Act, the Business Liability Code, states that a company must disclose the nature and quantity of any product or service, or the name and address of the person or business supplying it, and if the product or the service is in breach of the Code, must warn the consumer that the consumer can obtain compensation for any loss or damage resulting from the breach.
“If a product is defective, or if the information contained on the packaging or label does not clearly indicate the nature of the product,” the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s website states, “a consumer should be advised of the risk of injury to themselves or others from using the product.”
“In the case of bamboo, the product has to be used in a manner that does not cause injury to the consumer.”
If a consumer fails to comply with these requirements, the court can order the company to compensate the consumer for any damage or loss caused by the product failure.
Bamboos are usually dyed bamboo, with various colours, designs and names.
Photo to left: A bamboos is usually dyed in different colours, patterns and names, with different designs.
Photo by Michael Kavanagh.
Bambi, a Japanese-style bamboo, has been used in Japan for thousands of years.
Photo via Wikipedia.
In 2016, the US government fined the company $5.2 million for its illegal marketing of bamboo to children.
In the US, it is also illegal for manufacturers to use bambooes on products sold in other countries.
The law has led to a lot more legal action against online sellers who use bamboo