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There are two kinds of people in this world, and no I am not talking about over or under. There are those who recycle their toilet paper rolls, and those who throw them away. And then there is a special subclass of those of us who feel the need to upcycle our toilet paper rolls into crafts before recycling them (me).
If your bathroom counter ever looks like this:
In our house, we recycle each and every toilet paper tube. But sometimes it takes a few days or weeks for the tube to move from the bathroom to the recycle bin in the kitchen. Because in my house, getting someone to change the empty roll is only half of the battle — then someone has to remove said tube from the bathroom.
I did some bathroom math, and according to my calculations my family uses roughly 125 -135 rolls of toilet paper each year. That’s a lot of rolls, and a lot tubes cluttering our countertops.
On a national scale, more than 17 billion toilet paper tubes are used each year in the U.S. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building, twice.
How many tubes does your family use? Use the Scott Tube-Free calculator to see how many rolls your family will use in a lifetime.
Allow me to introduce to you a different kind of toilet paper roll, a tubeless roll — Scott Tube-Free toilet paper.
Scott Tube-Free Toilet Paper
Unlike every other roll of toilet paper you have ever seen, Scott Tube-Free toilet paper has no cardboard tube in the middle. No tube to recycle, no tube to (gasp)
throw away recycle. Just use the roll like normal and when the last square is gone, that’s it. Now the only thing to recycle is the empty bag. Pretty cool right?
Scott tube-free toilet paper works the same as normal toilet paper, but without any waste which means less energy used in creating the tubes, less energy recycling the tubes and less tubes ending up as trash in the landfill. Scott Tube-Free can be found at Walmart nationwide, check the Local Retailer Locator for to find Scott Tube-Free toilet paper. And download a Scott Coupon to save $1 off your purchase.
Today kicks off National Simplify Your Life (August 2-8). How will you simplify your life? Small steps can have a big impact on the environment. By eliminating the tube, Scott Tube-Free offers an easy way to make a change that contributes to a better, cleaner world, without sacrificing quality.
Check out the Scott Man on the Street video to see Scott Tube-Free toilet paper in action.
Oh, and by the way — it’s over!