Say it isn't so: Fluffy Toilet Paper Said to Be Worse for Environment Than Hummers

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vadreamer1
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   Posted 2/28/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 2/28/2009 2:06:25 PM (GMT-7)


elexis
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   Posted 2/28/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Lucky for me I suffer w/ paper thin Scott! Although my bum aches after some time at least I'm saving the environment! HEHehEH.....
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pb4
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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe we should use Hummers to wipe our butts??? LOL

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 2/28/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Ow! Not use super soft TP?? For crohnie butts?? Crohnie bums NEED soft, soft, soft!! Good thing most of Europe uses those bidets. They waste water, we waste trees. But WHY do we need to use virgin forest for TP? What's wrong w/scrub poplars that mature and snap in the slightest wind at 10 years of age?
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Becky77
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   Posted 2/28/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I recycle and use the reusable bags so that I don't feel bad littering the environment with my fluffy tp. I won't give it up!
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
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Kriss
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   Posted 2/28/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to have my Cottonelle with aloe!!! I recycle and reuse as much as I can, and my car is fuel efficient; with the amount of tp I use, my butt is not going to suffer with scratchy paper! Speaking of which, aren't public bathrooms the worst with that cheap stuff...
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snohare
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   Posted 2/28/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
idea Hmm, I suppose you could say, it's not so much a Hummer as it is a bummer ! smilewinkgrin

patientspiders
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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with PB4. I think we should wipe our butts with hummers if it's more ecological.

But seriously... are we really supposed to believe that we have the technology to send men to the MOON, but somehow can't muster the brain cells to make recycled toilet paper "fluffy"? Come now. There has to be a way. Lol.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
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ozonehole
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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My father, who grew up during the Great Depression, told me that they kept a phone book next to the toilet and "it wasn't for reading."

Here in Taiwan where I live, we do use toilet paper. However, in a number of other Asian countries I've visited, it's rare (only used by "rich people"). The standard procedure in Indonesia is a bucket of water (strategically placed next to the toilet) and a large scoop - you fill the scoop with water and pour if over your bum, and use the left hand to swish things around. Gross as it may sound, it not only works, but gets you really clean and doesn't irritate as toilet paper does.

Back to Taiwan - the common practice around here is to not flush toilet paper - it tends to clog the plumbing and the guys at the sewage treatment plant complain it makes a lot of extra work for them. So used toilet paper gets thrown in a trash can (lined with a plastic bag) and tossed. This is common in many countries (Mexico, for example).

Interesting and amusing blog on what happens to what gets flushed:

Welcome To My Poop Plant: A Sewage Treatment Photo Tour
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections

Post Edited (ozonehole) : 2/28/2009 7:33:01 PM (GMT-7)


Sniper
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   Posted 2/28/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw a product the other day and it said it was made from recycled toilet paper. EEEEEEEWWWWW. Al Gore, thats taking it too far...I cant afford a Hummer so I drive a crappy car and use fluffy TP. So,,, lock me up...
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snohare
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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes They ever lock any of us up Sniper, they're going to have to have one h*** of a bucket in the cell.yeah

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
7th generation tp isn't too bad.
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Margie11
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   Posted 3/1/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
We sell 7th Generation where I work. It is a good product that is becoming more affordable as more people become aware of the product. The real answer to the environment vs. paper issue may very well be Hemp. It is cheep, and restores the soil. Here is a link to a blog about the effects of toilet paper. Oh, if you meet Sheryl Crow in person one blog suggested you may not want to shake her hand, she is a one square wiper. Hope she never becomes a Crohnie- she would most likely face a personal / moral crisis smilewinkgrin   



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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 3/2/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I go thru a role of tp every 2-3 days (it is just me, there were times it was every day), it looks like most regular Americans go thru a role every 2-3 weeks.
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petittarte
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   Posted 3/2/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I travel with my own stash of Charmin Ultra just in case I use a toilet with "crappy"paper.
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Celey
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   Posted 3/2/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
//>.>\\'.... At least paper is biodegradable.... What about styrofoam? And heck... schools sure do use a lot of paper that could otherwise be saved for better things.... I don't think toilet paper is the problem....
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