On TV awhile back, I saw a clip from a press conference in which Sheryl Crow urged people to use only one sheet of toilet paper in order to save trees.
Now I’m all for saving trees and going green and whatnot, but ONE SHEET? Let’s be rational here. Toilet paper is a must for those of us who grew up after the era of using corncobs or Sears Roebuck catalog pages in the outhouse; but with a little research and deliberation, it’s easy to green your 21st century bathroom habits.
I’ve heard several plumbers recommend Scott toilet tissue because it breaks down quickly and doesn’t cause pipe backups the way thicker paper types do. And while we’re on the subject, don’t flush paper towels or bulky feminine hygiene products that could cause plumbing problems! Disposable diapers are an evil that could warrant a post all their own. Think before you flush.
See my collection of green cleaning tips for more thoughts on plumbing.
Before I close this post, I should explain the title: I am a recovering tissue addict. I had tissue boxes in my bedroom, living room, office, dining room, and kitchen. Half-used tissues littered most of the end tables and nightstands in my house. I have a problem.
I’m trying to convert to the way of the cloth handkerchief, but change is hard. Who wants to carry a snotty rag around with them all day?
Here are thoughts from another convert...