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Doesn't end the over or under debate, but still....

The toilet paper roll is about to undergo its biggest change in 100 years: going tubeless. Kimberly Clark, one of the world's biggest makers of household paper products, will begin testing Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper in stores throughout the Northeast. If sales take off, it may introduce the line nationally and globally — and even consider adapting the technology into its paper towel brands. No, the holes in the rolls aren't perfectly round. But they do fit over TP spindles and come with this promise: Even the last piece of toilet paper will be usable — without glue stuck on it. Big green news in the $9 billion — but stagnant — toilet paper market! The 17 billion toilet paper tubes produced annually in the USA account for 160 million pounds of trash, and could stretch more than a million miles placed end-to-end. That's from here to the moon and back — twice. Most consumers toss, rather than recycle used tubes. Environmentalist applaud the move, calling it a positive example of how companies are seeking creative ways to reduce environmental impact. For more green ideas, visit www.onethingsacramento.com.

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10/27/2010 4:35AM
Doesn't end the over or under debate, but still....
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