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The Biggest Change to Toilet Paper in 120 Years Could Be a Boon to the Environment | TakePart


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Christeen
- 245 days ago - takepart.com
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Freya H. (333)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 9:33 pm
Good news for the environment. Bad news for lots of hamsters and gerbils. ;)
 

Ted W. (108)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:09 pm
Could be very good for environment..thanks for posting Christeen!
 

sharon wardle (108)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 12:59 am
Good news! But Why aren't people recycling the card tubes, that's just plain lazy
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 2:46 am
Good news and good to see someone thinking of other options. I'm with sharon wardle though, why are they going to the landfill and not recycled? I know that we are discouraged from using them in craft projects for health reasons, but recycling should be okay. Mind you, the article claims the pulp and paper industry isn't that clean anyway, so lets hope the tubeless rolls take off.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:11 am
There has been a massive commercial campaign of this product.
 

Birgit W. (157)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 10:43 am
Thanks Christeen.
 

Debbie W. (124)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 1:58 pm
Seen, I like.
 

Barb Knight (1709)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:20 pm
Seen the commercial. Hope it helps. Seems like it will :)
Thanks Christeen :)
BTW, has anyone's green butterfly +20 turned grey? Mine has @ 8:30PM And I betcha Eric is takin' Labor Day off...........
 

Catrin NoForwardsPlease (181)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:21 pm
Thanks Christeen ! I always put the paper rolls in recycling .
 

Patricia W. (48)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:58 pm
I already use this product to the dismay of my cats. But they'll adjust.
Maybe this'll slow companies like APP from damaging habitats - one can hope.

The article says that Scott kept the price in its normal range, and offset costs by the savings on the cardboard rolls. But I do my math when shopping, and the cost is much more. But it's worth the lives this may change. With fingers crossed.
 

Patricia W. (48)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:59 pm
PS: Thanks Christeen !
 

Debra G. (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:45 pm
I'd buy it just to piss off the Koch Brothers' Georgia-Pacific brands (Northern, Angel Soft).
 

Judith C. (159)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:27 pm
Noted.
 

AniMae Chi (451)
Monday September 1, 2014, 4:29 am
Thank you for taking the pledge to give green and live sustainably.
818 pledges

Thanx Christeen
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Monday September 1, 2014, 4:31 am
Interesting,but this is going to truly displease the cat that owns me, she makes a kitty toy out of these and whacks them across the house. Later, these are recycled when she get bored with them.

So far, the butterflies are green and blue again. Happy Labour Day, we celebrate it here as well.
 

Pat A. (116)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:12 am
Thanks Christeen.
 

Ulane V. (48)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:05 am
In Finland the biggest toilet paper producer uses tubes made of easily dissolving material.They are called Fulsh and Go and you just fush them into the toilet at the same time you flush it anyway.The disslove at once.
If you buy other brands, you can recycle the tubes together with milk and juice packages.Every apartment house has recycling container for these. Every area has recycling containers for cardboard for anyone to use on the street also.
But of course there are lazy people anyway who just throw these in trash...
 

Mary T. (334)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 9:52 pm
thank you Christeen - took the pledge, noted & shared...this is a great idea to remove the tubes, recycle all tubes after the cats play with them
 

Barbara V. (192)
Monday September 8, 2014, 1:43 am
Signed Pledge & Noted, Thank you
 
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