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Back by popular demand – Where did all the colored toilet paper go?

Sep 19, 2013

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

We’re bringing this one back from the archives… Originally posted Jul 16, 2009 – “Where did all the colored toilet paper go?”

Think about it for a second – When was the last time you reached for some TP and saw anything but the standard white roll?  Probably around the same time tie dyed t-shirts and Birkenstocks were still in style, right?

30 years ago colored toilet paper wasn’t the rarity it is today.  Introduced in the 50’s and popular throughout the 70’s, many manufacturers produced a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, lilac, tan, and black.  Homeowners loved matching the color of their toilet paper to the color of their bathrooms (it was the 70’s after all!).  So besides the obvious reason that what was hip in the 70’s isn’t anymore, where did all the colored TP go?

According to the King of Toilet Paper, two major events occurred which  hurt sales and thus led to the downfall of the colored toilet paper reign:
–    Doctors started warning colored toilet paper could lead to skin irritation.  As pretty as we once thought it looked, no one wants to deal with that!
–    Ecologists also began warning the dye in the colored toilet paper rolls was harmful to the environment.

With an increased cost of production (it costs more to produce colored than white toilet paper) and a decrease in sales, manufacturers began to produce less and less.  Up until 5 years ago (now 9), Scott was one of the last remaining manufactures to still produce our old friend in beige, blue, and pink.  However, they have since cut production all together.

RIP Colored Toilet Paper – From the bottoms of our bottoms, we thank you for the service you have provided us over the years.  We’ll miss you.

Zingers & Fun Facts from the Toilet Paper Encyclopedia

Sep 16, 2013

Great one liners & funny comments about everyone’s favorite necessity item!

Jerry Seinfeld_toilet paper “Maybe they should have a toilet paper museum. Would you like that? So we can see all the toilet paper advancements down through the ages. Toilet paper in the Crusades: The development of the perforation. The first six-pack.”  Jerry Seinfeld

 

 

 

 

Toilet Paper Statistics & Quick Facts

Question: What is the average number of toilet tissue sheets a person uses in one day?
Answer: On average, consumers use 8.6 sheets per trip – a total of 57 sheets per day. That’s an annual total of 20,805 sheets!

Do It Yourself (DIY) Toilet Paper Projects

DIY_Toilet Paper Roll OwlsDIY toilet paper roll owls

Project materials needed: toilet paper rolls, paint, paint brush, googly eyes, scissors, color markers, glue gum. Optional materials: glitter, color tissue paper.

Did You Know… Marcal Paper Products

Sep 10, 2013

Marcal Paper Towels and Toilet Paper

Did you know… Marcal paper products (including toilet paper and paper towel) contain 100% recycled material, minimum 60% post-consumer, and exceed EPA standards? The majority of the products also contain no dyes or fragrances. Making these environmentally friendly products ideal for sensitive skin use.

Stock up on Marcal toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissues at ToiletPaperWorld.com today! Bonus: Free 2-3 day shipping on orders over $75.

Fan/customer favorite: Ecosoft Green Seal 100% recycled bulk toilet paper

Sep 4, 2013

Ecosfot recycled toilet paperFan/customer favorite: Ecosoft Green Seal 100% recycled bulk toilet paper

Jennifer S. shared “Our family of 7 uses alot of toilet paper so we have to be mindful of cost, and we want to be mindful of the environment. So Ecosoft Green Seal 100% recycled bulk toilet paper is our 1st choice. Clean and comfortable, I’d recommend this toilet paper to any family on a budget looking to be more green. Plus, ToiletPaperWorld.com offers quick 2-3 day shipping on bulk orders over $75 so we don’t have to worry about running out. Great product, Great company!”

Product highlights:
– 100% recycled, and contains a minimum of 20-49% post-consumer waster
– Processed chlorine free
– Packaging is recyclable and does not contain heavy metals above trace levels.
– Meets EPA CPG requirements
–  Recycled toilet paper, individually wrapped

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