Tube-free toilet paper could eliminate 160 million pounds of waste
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What's made of cardboard, found in virtually every household and recyclable, but often ends up in the trash? Find out as SmartPlanet's Sumi Das look...
What's made of cardboard, found in virtually every household and recyclable, but often ends up in the trash? Find out as SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks into less wasteful way to wipe .
Jul 19, 2011
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I'm sticking with TUBE'd TP. My small dog helps me recycle them. He likes to chew them up into small pieces all over my carpet. When he's finished, I pick up the pieces and place them in my Recyclables Trash Bin. I think the Tubes should be made from the same stuff Dog Biscuits are made of!!! Keith P
OK, great - Scott is saving trees by eliminating TP tubes. These can be manufactured using recycled paper. What they're NOT telling you is that the 'better', 'softer' toilet paper they are now promoting cannot use recycled material - they have to cut down actual trees, by the millions. It seems that that older stiffer paper that they are phasing out was actually far more environmentally friendly. The softer toilet paper requires longer fibers that can only be produced by cutting trees. What they are doing amounts to smoke and mirrors style advertising. A clever ploy designed to make the consumers feel better about themselves while they are actually 'consuming' more trees without knowing the truth! And that's the TRUE POOP!!
They may be recyclable, but only if someone accepts cardboard. Our city's curbside recyling program does not. I would have to search for a program that does and drive there, using more energy in driving than is saved by recycling. I have several here saved up (TP rolls are almost 3.5 in OD) to use as cord sequestering, but haven't powered down everything to do it yet. Same goes for paper towels why not detube them as well? Of course if the rools of either get squished, they are unseable in most dispensers, A lot of things could be changed, cellophane tape could onlly come in rolls for a desktop dispenser instead of the convenient hand-held dispensers and th ecenter core should be of recyclable plastic, too. Maybe we should have homemade facial tissue dispensers and have the tissues be sold in bulk and we refill our home dispensers fro the bulk sale packaging. All kinds of things could be done, but I am not convinced this is a good idea.
I find a lot of uses for these tubes, so I am stocking up. Will Scott pass any of the cost saving to the customer? HAH! That will be the day. Companies only do what will help THEM! TOM
If we will be getting less 'paper' for our Buck, they should add extra sheets of TP to make up the difference.