Tissue: A Product Comparison

Since we’ve gone through over a box of tissues in a week or so, I thought I’d share this: Green Forest tissue is better than Seventh Generation tissue. Not only is the Green Forest tissue softer than the Seven Generation stuff, it’s got a higher percentage of post-consumer recycled paper (both 100% recycled paper, but 40% post-consumer for Green Forest, 20% for the Seven Generation), so it’s better in every way. And btw, since I’ve managed to get Yut sick too, we did a side by side product comparison and we were both in agreement about the superiority of the Green Forest; that’s 100% in favor!

I’ve been trying to take advantage of our colds (I managed to find a bright side, harhar) by testing out more brands of tissue with recycled fiber but we’ve had a really tough time finding these brands. We got the Green Forest at Berkeley Bowl and the Seventh Generation at Long’s Drugs, but Target has NOTHING and neither does Walgreens. I mean, not one brand of tissue with recycled paper content of any kind. Is it just the local Target and Walgreens or is this some kind of bad-Kimberly-Clark-tissues-only at every store in the country policy? Hmmph!

3 Comments

  1. I’ve only seen Seventh Generation at Target. It’s sad. I’ll have to look more closely at what Trader Joe’s offers.

  2. isnt that stuff expensive?? o_O…

    sigh… only u and tigs would come up with the idea of taking advantage of ur sick situation…instead of just resting and getting better! lol dorks :P

  3. It’s actually not that much more expensive:
    Kleenex ColdCare tissue is supposedly 1080 tissues for $31.78 while Green Forest tissue is 4200 tissues for 39.58, so the Green Forest tissue is a lot cheaper! Admittedly the Kleenex is 3 ply, but seriously, how many do you need? Anyhows, even if it were more expensive, it’s worth it for the better bleaching process and the post-consumer recycled paper content, doncha think?
    You should read A Shopper’s Guide to Home Tissue Products, which says, “If every household in the United States replaced just one box of virgin fiber facial tissues (175 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 163,000 trees.” Just 1 box! Crazy, ain’t it?

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