Thursday, September 16, 2010

100% Recycled Paper Bathroom Tissue

They had a deal over at Amazon with the product listing saying this:
Green Forest Unscented Bathroom Tissue, 100% Recycled Paper, Whitened Without Chlorine, Case Pack, Eight 12 Roll Packs
Product page
Now, at first glance, I (you) think, "Recycled Bathroom Tissue." But then I realize, at least I hope it's the case, that the toilet paper is made from 100% recycled paper (like notebook paper, copy paper) NOT 100% recycled toilet paper.

100% recycled toilet paper would be an interesting concept if not a very gross one. I think of how they would recycle toilet paper as it's supposed to be biodegradable as well as dissolves/falls apart pretty quickly when in water. So, the science, both mechanical and chemical, behind recycling used toilet paper would have to be an amazing feat.


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