Monday, November 30, 2009

Recycled Toilet Paper

Interesting website with tables of which manufacturers to avoid

The long and the short, avoid Kleenex, Puffs, Charmin, Cottonelle, Bounty and Viva.

"If every household in the US replaced one toilet roll with a 100% recycled one, we could save 423,900 trees".

That's a whole lot of trees! Things that end up in the drains and eventually oceans are rather close to my heart, so I always buy recycled. My favorite is the 365 Whole Foods Brand (good quality compared to other recycleds i've tried), but I just noticed Safeway has just started (or just started selling it in Hawaii) a 100% recycled toilet paper, so I thought i'd check that out. If anyone has any tips for cheaper 100% recycled i'd love to hear it!


nicola@which name? said...

TP is one of those things i cannot avoid buying at chain stores. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods both had inexpensive store brand "eco friendly" TP.
of course....we use cloth for everything. except this. i will admit, it has crossed my mind. i mean...i wash cloth diapers as it is.

RGW said...

I assume you've seen Wallpop -

If I had my own washing machine, I think I would totally do it for #1, #2 would take me a little longer to get onto......

David said...

Even better than recycling; Save money and the Earth and be clean at the same time! Get serious and add Bathroom Bidet Sprayers to all your bathrooms. Available at with these you won't even need toilet paper any more, just a towel to dry off! It's cheap and can be installed without a plumber; and runs off the same water line to your toilet. You'll probably pay for it in a few months of toilet paper savings. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. As for water use a drought is always a concern and must be dealt with prudently but please remember that in the big picture the industrial water users always far exceed the water use of household users and in the case of toilet paper manufacture it is huge. The pollution and significant power use from that manufacturing process also contributes to global warming so switching to a hand bidet sprayer and lowering your toilet paper use is very green in multiple ways.

RGW said...

I personally would love one of these (especially a heated model!) - - but until I move on up the salary ladder, it's not going to day.....:0)