As Earth Day nears, I've been thinking about what changes we can all make in our own homes to help the environment. But let's face it, if things don't work as well as the products we're using ... let's say the detergent doesn't get out stains or the T-shirt opens at the seams ... we're reluctant to make the changes.
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One change you can make is in your toilet paper. Recycled toilet paper's come a long, long way since it first came out and got the bad rap that it "falls apart while wiping." Seventh Generation and Marcal both take 100% post consumer paper product and recycle it into toilet paper that's strong, yet soft enough to feel comfortable on your bottom. At the insistence of WalMart, White Cloud just introduced a 100% recycled "Green Earth" toilet paper as well that's partly made from throwaways like office paper.
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If you really like to pamper yourself and your family with soft TP, but want to do everything you can to be kind to the planet, go halfway. Look for Scott Natural's which has about 40% recycled paper product in its total content.
Wondering how we test toilet paper? See my blog post, how we found the best toilet paper.
Be sure to read all the great Earth Month posts from my colleagues here at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. And before you go shopping, check out which products have earned the Green Good Housekeeping Seal. You can buy them with the confidence that they're truly eco-friendly.
What changes are you making in your household to be greener? Tell us in the comments section below.
-By Kathleen Huddy
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