Greener Halloween Decorations?

by Ellen

Every Halloween our town’s trees are decorated with beautiful (note sarcasm) strands of wispy toilet paper. What All Hallows’ Eve would be complete without the often soggy cleanup the next day? Well, I have some great news! Next Halloween, toilet papered trees just might be greener than ever.

Earlier this week Kimberly-Clark introduced its new Scott Naturals Tube Free toilet paper. According to K-C, American households use an estimated seventeen billion cardboard toilet paper tubes yearly, adding up to 360 million pounds of cardboard.  Unfortunately, more than 85 percent of households usually throw the tubes out instead of recycling them.  The new toilet paper roll is supposed to be good to the last sheet, with no added glue.  Now, if toilet paper manufacturers could use more recycled paper (BPA-free, of course), we’d be all set.

The downside? Preschools across the country will mourn one of their most treasured raw materials for art projects.

Happy Halloween!

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Meg October 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm

What a great idea. Have you seen the tube free rolls in the stores?

Ellen October 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I believe they are being released in the Northeast at the beginning of November, Meg!

Meg November 3, 2010 at 11:57 am

I’ll keep my eye out. Thanks!

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