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    CatsBirds
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    Yep that is what they are saying..oK so it saves trees, all that stuff, but what about at the end of the roll? How does it stay there?

    The “tube-less technology” behind the toilet paper is, not surprisingly, hush-hush. While the holes in the rolls may not be as round as we’re accustomed to, they will fit over standard spindles and every last square of toilet paper will be useable. And to be clear, the toilet paper will not boast recycled content. But hey, it’s a start. If the product performs well during the test run at Walmart and Sam’s Club, Kimberly-Clark may unleash tube-less toilet paper on a national — or even global scale — and extend the technology to paper towels.

    Scott Naturals Tube-free toilet paper is part of Kimberly-Clark’s push (some would say a much delayed one) towards eco-innovation. Last month, the company focused on home water conservation with the introduction of the Smart Flush Bag, a water-conserving device given away for free for a limited time with the purchase of Scott Naturals toilet paper. Kimberly-Clark claims that when placed in a toilet tank, the Smart Flush Bag can help a family of four save up to 2,000 gallons of water a year.

    Eliminating waste is the drive behind Scott Natural Tube-Free toilet paper. By Kimberly-Clark estimates, 17 billion toilet paper tubes are produced each year in the U.S. When placed end-to-end, those tubes could stretch to the moon and back — twice. All and all, these cardboard toilet paper tubes account for 160 million pounds of landfill-bound trash.

    Georgia-Pacific — the makers of Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, and Soft ‘n Gentle toilet papers — is also working on creating eco-friendlier bathroom products.

    Northeast Walmart and Sam’s Club shoppers: will you buy Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper? Everyone else: do you think you’ll give it a spin if Kimberly-Clark decides to unroll the product nationally? And for more adventurous readers: have you ever entertained the thought of doing away with the tube and the toilet paper (almost) altogether and installing a bidet seat on your toile


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    Carol Johnson
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    well darn there goes all the kids little craft products at school and girl scouts if they take the tubes away…

    No I will not be buying any tubeless paper ..and Sharon dont you use them for kitty toys…LOL

     


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    Iambanned
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    I like trees.

    <i>17 billion toilet paper tubes are produced each year in the U.S. When placed end-to-end, those tubes could stretch to the moon and back — twice. All and all, these cardboard toilet paper tubes account for 160 million pounds of landfill-bound trash.<i>

    Imagine the birds will enjoy those too plus all the carbon dioxide they will take out of the air. Super idea.

    My cats play with mice.


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    Carol Johnson
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    I like trees too and I know that they replant when they cut them …my cats eat field mice.. and I’m still not  buying any tubeless paper and still going to use paper plates My Choice and you can do as you see fit for you and yours :)


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    surferdude_FL
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    Paper companies grow most of their own trees for their paper products. Try doing some searches, there’s a little test  at Paper Because….Paper: Truth or Fiction ?

    Terry


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    CatsBirds
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    Just read that Terry…. I will keep recycling….


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    Resa_NS
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    hush-hush?? Hope the hackers don’t get a hold of that secret, we will really be in deep Caca!!!!!! ;)


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    surferdude_FL
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    Sharon….Nothing’s wrong with recycling, it helps paper companies with their production projects, they buy up much of the recycled paper :-) The new forest they do plant helps clean the air, the young trees do that. Walmart is  big on  recycling, I can’t imagine how many cardboard bales I made in my eight years working there.  There’s just a lot of “myths” about paper companies, I like to get the facts about things :-)

    Terry


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    CatsBirds
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    Thanks Terry, me too…. and Resa, yep that would be a lot of caca..lolol


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    Iambanned
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    I don;t do for me and mine.  I do for mine and theirs and the future generations.  We have to start somewhere.

    Please list your facts and the information you are researching Surfer.  I live in a pulp town and would love to see what you have been reading about pulp and recycling.

    I read everything I can get my hands on and the facts are, we are running out of room to put our garbage.  Find me something that says that is a falsehood so I can sleep at night


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    Gayle
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    I saw something about the tubeless rolls just recently & thought it was a good idea till you brought up the fact about what happens when you get to the end of the roll.  LOL


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    surferdude_FL
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    Lambanned…You can start by doing a search for  “do paper companies plant trees for their paper products”, there are many pages on that topic. I  listed a simple test that is located at ….Paper Because…..Paper: Truth or Fiction  on the first page of the above :-) I like to sort out the truth from fiction when I can. Like when it was posted here that WD-40 can be used for a body rub :lol:

    International Paper mill is located 2.5 miles west of our property and some 2,000 acres of theirs is around us. My wife’s office supply company(works there) buys  some paper direct from the mill and saves their customers a bundle.

    We don’t hunt on our property or fish in our creek, most of the critters have a safe place to live  here  with us.

    I forgot…Methane is already a byproduct in land fills and cattle. They are digging up the landfills, using the combustibles to make steam to drive the electric generators that were made here. They are also recycling the metals and other materials to keep from having to use up more raw materials.  I got out of the business in ’97. There  are also test being done to launch  trash into space. This means that the trash isn’t being piled up at the old rate, some of it is now being dug up :-)

    Terry


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    Maurmaur_westcolo
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    we have a bidet and you still need to wipe

     


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    bwatcher
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    I’m guessing the hush-hush process may have something to do with an inflatable roller (size of the present toilet paper roll) that is inflated while the paper is wrapped on the roller and then once the paper is cut, the roller deflates, so the rolls can be removed, leaving the center size the same shape as if a cardboard paper roll was inside.


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    Iambanned
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    uh… Surferdude… not sure if you noticed or not but that site you listed is a Domtar site. HUGE pulp producer that isn’t actually unbiased.

    I was looking for research that is a little more scientific, from a non-industry interest, and not cherry-picked to boost their side.

    Yes the pulp companies replant but they can not replant it all, and it takes a number of years before the trees grow big enough to use. This is all beside the point and I think people are missing the point.

    Instead of worrying about what to do with something after we’ve already wasted it, I am saying lets try not to waste.

    I am not trying to dismiss what you say, but there are no facts here and no sources


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