Monday, June 25, 2007

Recycled Toilet Paper

Seventh Generation sure does love its factoids:

If every household in the U.S. replaced just one 4-pack of 260 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled ones, we could save:

* 988,200 trees
* 2.5 million cubic feet of landfill space, equal to 3,700 full garbage trucks
* 356 million gallons of water, a year’s supply for 2,800 families of four
* and avoid 60,600 pounds of pollution!

Seventh Generation

Product Review: We have been trying out their recycled paper toilet paper (I can barely bring myself to write, let alone say, the phrase "bathroom tissue") which is made from an impressive 80% post-consumer paper. It’s a pretty decent product: the phrase “fluffy as a cloud” does not exactly leap to mind, Charmin style, but neither does “sand paper.” Their paper is nice and sturdy and comes in hefty double rolls that last much longer than some of the earlier types of recycled TP. My only problem is that it is not cheap.

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