Not into Flushing Trees? Choose Recycled TP!

Small everyday choices have big impacts on real ecosystems.

National Geographic reported in 2010 that 27,000 trees are flushed down the toilet or sent to the landfill every day worldwide from the use of non-recycled toilet paper. As always, OUR CHOICES MATTER!

As discussed in this post, it’s important to know the percentage of post-consumer content in recycled paper products. Many products say “100% Recycled” on the label but actually contain low percentages of post-consumer content.

Recycled toilet paper is much cheaper by the case than by the roll. I looked at the fine print to find out the % post-consumer content in some toilet paper brands marketed as 100% Recycled. Here they are, with links to the products (One Earth Body Care is not affiliated with these products or with Amazon):

Green Forest (2-ply): minimum of 90% post-consumer content

Seventh Generation Unbleached 2-ply: minimum of 80% post-consumer content

Cascades Moca unbleached single-ply: 80% postconsumer content (made from recovered corrugated boxes)

Scott 2-ply: 75% post-consumer recycled content

Marcal Small Steps 2-ply or single ply: 60% post-consumer content

Seventh Generation 2-ply or single ply: minimum of 50% post-consumer content

Georgia-Pacific Envision 2-ply: minimum of 20% pre-consumer waste paper (seem a little backwards?)

Don't let trees be turned into toilet paper!

Help keep trees from being turned into toilet paper – buy post-consumer recycled!

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