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Recycled Toilet Paper- What’s the truth?

Feb 19, 2010

Recycled, Green, Eco-Friendly- what does it all mean? With all of the “green” products flooding the market, it’s difficult for the average consumers to figure it all out.

Here’s the real facts- the EPA minimum guidelines for toilet paper are at least 20% recycled content and 20% post-consumer waste. Recycled content means it was recovered and is being used again. This can be before or after a consumer uses it. Post-consumer specifically means that this content has reached the marketplace and has been used by consumers. Many brands like Sunrise Toilet Paper by Marcal exceed these expectations- Sunrise toilet paper is made from 100% recycled content and 60% post-consumer.

(I know it’s funny to think of post-consumer content when it comes to toilet paper, but trust me, its not what you think. Any type of paper can be used.)

So if any products claim they are recycled, or green, check the stats. If they don’t meet the EPA guidelines, then you really aren’t helping the environment.

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3 Responses to “Recycled Toilet Paper- What’s the truth?”

  1. The case for recycled toilet paper - July 16th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    […] Not all recycled toilet paper is made equal though, see the EPA guidelines for recycled toilet paper. […]

  2. Car Lease Return Los Angeles - June 3rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Yea, I’ll have to be honest. I’m always apprehensive in using recycled toilet paper. I guess I’m more okay with other recycled paper products, but for toilet paper, not so much. Maybe if I saw the process on how these papers are recycled and sanitized, I’d be more okay with using them. Sanitary is my biggest concern. Is it 100% clean?

  3. Air Purifiers - September 29th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Recycled toilet paper is a great way to cut back on your paper consumption.

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