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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2010 06:57 pm
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One Toilet Paper Company
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In an attempt to cut down on back on consumer waste, one toilet paper manufacturer has unveiled perhaps the biggest change the product has undergone in over a century -- replacing that old cardboard tube with, well, nothing. If the advancement in TP technology seems unremarkable, consider just how much waste it will keep from the landfill. Each year, a million miles worth of cardboard tubing is tossed out -- that's enough to circle the Earth over forty times.

Seinfeld's George Costanza once pointed out how little TP has progressed over the decades. "Do you realize that toilet paper has not changed in my lifetime? It's just paper on a cardboard roll, that's it. And in ten thousand years, it will still be exactly the same because really, what else can they do?" On that last point, he was wrong.

Kimberly-Clark, the company which produces Scotts toilet paper, will begin testing its oddly revolutionary Tube-Free TP next week in Walmarts and Sam's Clubs across the North-eastern US. Depending on how well it's received, soon the trend might spread globally.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2010 07:03 pm
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On behalf of all us VBS craft teachers, Sunday School teachers and children's art teachers in general...

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As long as we're talking about waste, how about all the plastic they're packaging the TP in?



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churchlady wrote: As long as we're talking about waste, how about all the plastic they're packaging the TP in?
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Orphie wrote: churchlady wrote: As long as we're talking about waste, how about all the plastic they're packaging the TP in?
Thank goodnes!!!!!! I don't want someone squeezing my charmin!!! GERMS!

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Orphie wrote: churchlady wrote: As long as we're talking about waste, how about all the plastic they're packaging the TP in?
Thank goodnes!!!!!! I don't want someone squeezing my charmin!!! GERMS!

Well, it doesn't have to be wrapped in plastic...



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churchlady wrote: Orphie wrote: churchlady wrote: As long as we're talking about waste, how about all the plastic they're packaging the TP in?
Thank goodnes!!!!!! I don't want someone squeezing my charmin!!! GERMS!

Well, it doesn't have to be wrapped in plastic...
It has to be packaged in something.  Were you thinking of thin paper like those individual rolls of Scott Tissue used to come in? 

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Orphie wrote: churchlady wrote: As long as we're talking about waste, how about all the plastic they're packaging the TP in?
Thank goodnes!!!!!! I don't want someone squeezing my charmin!!! GERMS!

By proxy you have been molested by a stranger?????

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so what are they going to do make it real stiff to make hold the round in the center?



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Flash McCord wrote: On behalf of all us VBS craft teachers, Sunday School teachers and children's art teachers in general...

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You beat me to mentioning all the craft projects!



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OnTexasTime wrote: so what are they going to do make it real stiff to make hold the round in the center?Scott paper is already rather stiff.....................just sayin'



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Really doesn't matter, my wife still won't/can't change out the empty roll.



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Gopher wrote: Really doesn't matter, my wife still won't/can't change out the empty roll.:who:  There goes a stereotype.  I thought only men had this disability.



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librarylady wrote: Gopher wrote: Really doesn't matter, my wife still won't/can't change out the empty roll.:who:  There goes a stereotype.  I thought only men had this disability.

:yeah:


 

Reminds me of a funny scene from "Mad About You." :smile:

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