Monday, March 09, 2009

Time to switch toilet paper?

I'm a fan of the Charmin Ultra cuz it's so soft. However, it looks like it's not so good for the environment. Check out a comparison chart here: http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/tissueguide/ratings.aspx. It also looks like Bounty paper towels, my brand of choice, are pretty bad in that respect. I don't think I can switch from Bounty unless the "greener" brands make select-a-size rolls.

2 comments:

  1. Does the "Post-Consumer %" column refer to toilet paper which has already been used?

    Also, they need a "Comfort Level" or "Sandpaper-likeness" or something else to let me know how I'm going to feel about it.

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  2. Ha! That's pretty funny.

    I'm pretty sure you're joking about that first comment, but just to clarify for people who may not get it... Post-consumer recycled material refers to material (in this case paper, but I'm pretty sure NOT toilet paper) that was recycled after being used by a consumer. This is contrasted with pre-consumer recycled material, which refers to scraps from an industrial process, where the material never makes it to a consumer.

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