|Praises, no criticism|
|Some praise, no criticism|
|Praises, some criticism|
|Criticism, some praise|
Note: Ratings are based on company record, including parent companies.
They are not a comment on the product itself.
|Outstanding Product Feature|
|Animal Ingredients Alert|
Toilet Paper (Commercial)
|The Guide > Personal Care > Toiletries > Toilet Paper (Commercial)|
Regular toilet and tissue paper uses wood fibre from plantation or native forests. Native forests absorb carbon dioxide, act as water catchments and are home to animals and much biodiversity. By using paper made from paper pulp with recycled content, you reduce demand for native forest logging. Post-consumer-waste paper is even more preferable as it is has been used once and then collected for recycling. [more at WWF EU report]
- Each ton of post-consumer-waste recycled paper saves 17 trees, 26,000 litres of water, and 4,100 kwh of energy - enough to power the average home for 6 months. [see Greenwash at 'Woolworths busted over environmental toilet paper' Aug 2007]
- Choose toilet paper with recycled content. Brands include SAFE, Naturale, Ecosoft, Envirosoft, Nature Soft, Forest free, Elite, Earthwise & Softex. Choose those with paper wrapping where possible.
- Avoid paper products that have been bleached with chlorine (toxic). Look for unbleached as first preference, or oxygen-bleached, total chlorine-free, or elemental chlorine free, as a second preference. [Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue]
|Earthwise Recycled content||Encore Tissue||1|
|Elite Recycled content||Encore Tissue||1|
|Envirosoft Recycled content||Encore Tissue||1|
|Merino Recycled content||Encore Tissue||1|
|Earthcare Recycled content, Good Environmental Choice label||Queensland Tissue Products (ABC Tissue)||2|
|Kleenex||Kimberly-Clark Australia (Kimberly-Clark)||USA||4|
|Scott||Kimberly-Clark Australia (Kimberly-Clark)||USA||4|
|Livi||Solaris Paper (Sinar Mas)||IDN||6|