Don’t Flush Trees: Eco TP Ratings

Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide

By Greenpeace

The Guide , which can be downloaded to your mobile phone, makes it quick and easy to find out which brands of facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins are truly green and which should be avoided. Our experts have carefully evaluated over 100 brands and recommended those that contain 100% overall recycled content; contain at least 50% post-consumer recycled content; and are bleached without toxic chlorine compounds.

When you’re doing your grocery shopping or just stopping by the corner store to grab a roll of toilet paper, make an informed decision as both a consumer and someone concerned about the world’s ancient forests.

Download Guide to your mobile phone.

Our new iPhone application brings the Guide directly to your iPhone or iPod touch. Also available on Android phones, just search for it! Don’t have an iPhone or an Android? View the mobile web (WAP) version here: 3rdwhale.com/greenpeace/wap

Top winners are:

Facial Tissue: Green Forest, 365, Natural Value and Seventh Generation.

Toilet Paper: Green Forest, 365, April Soft, Earth Friendly, Fiesta and Fiesta Green, Natural Value, Seventh Generation, and Trader Joe’s.

Paper Towels: Green Forest, 365, Earth Friendly, Natural Value, Seventh Generation, Trader Joe’s, Marcal Small Steps and CVS Earth Essentials.

Paper Napkins: 365,  Atlantic, Cascades, CVS Earth Essentials, Green Forest, Marcal Small Steps, Natural Value, and Seventh Generation.

2 responses to “Don’t Flush Trees: Eco TP Ratings

  1. The local low budget store in our depressed neighborhood [Grocery Outlet] now carries Earth First TP. You get 12 rolls of 220 2-ply sheets for $3–not as cheap as the Dollar Store’s offerings but a reasonable price nonetheless since the paper appears thicker & the rolls seem to weigh more than the Dollar Store counterparts. The EF product is made without chlorine & is 100% recycled paper. The EF package claims an unqualified “80% post-consumer content” while your site says zero % post-consumer content. So give us the latest skinny: Is your online info out-of-date; or are you claiming that the Company is lying at the point of purchase? I realize that some environmentalists may be offended by EF’s corporate name; but it’s product quality & value that count most, isn’t it? Also (FWIW), a forum participant at http://www.sustainlane.com thinks that this TP is the same product as Trader Joe’s & various supermarket brands based on manufacturer [Royal] & physical characteristics. More or better info, anyone?

    • Well, the info in this article is a bit dated – the article is almost a year old. If EF changed its claims from 100% to 80%, I’d rely on the 80% figure.

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