Mom, where is the soft toilet paper?
One of those moments I love as a mother, when your child just makes you laugh.
Several years ago when I had my first grocery trip with green methods in mind I decided to switch to an eco-friendly toilet paper. We were down to our last roll of the typical soft toilet paper, so it was perfect timing. My daughter’s bathroom contained the last roll. The day came that she used my bathroom and used the new toilet paper. She comes out says to me, ” Mom, what happened to the soft toilet paper?” … I said, “We switched to a toilet paper that is more earth friendly” she says,”But why?” … I responded,”They help save trees, don’t you care about trees?” … she looked up at me,” But mom, the soft one feels better on my bottom! Can you buy the soft stuff again?”
Well, she didn’t win, but what I did do is explain to her more about why that toilet paper was a more environmental friendly choice, so she is now pro the sacrifice. This is something I find amazing with my child, if you educate her on something versus just telling her that is just the way it is she becomes positive about the change. One thing I pray to accomplish with this blog, educating will assist change.
Next time you go to the store consider this when you buy your paper products:
- According to Greenpeace’s release of its Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide, “Americans could save more than 400,000 trees if each family bought a roll of recycled toilet paper—just once.”
I will be honest with you, my daughter is right the soft kind does feel better, but is a softer tissue worth destroying our trees? As my daughter says now “Trees give us oxygen why would we want to kill them?” We have to keep in mind that these products we use and throw out immediately. Try a switch one day, it’s not so bad!
What to look for in green toilet paper:
- Chlorine free.
- Made from 80-100% recycled content.
- No added dyes or fragrances.
- Safe for low-flow toilets.