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Old 03-24-2009, 10:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I use cloth towels and napkins, but also paper towels and toilet paper. Any suggestions for good quality, absorbent paper towels and toilet paper? Ideally, I'd like something that's free of dyes and fragrances and unbleached and made from recycled materials.

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I use family cloth and rags for tp and paper towel...greener than paper, I think.

I keep a roll of tp on hand for guests...seventh generation is a good choice, IMO.
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I now use bamboo paper towels that I can reuse over and over again (for really messy stuff) as well as washable super-absorbent cloths for more basic quick liquid cleanup.
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we just (as in yesterday) started using Green Forest toilet paper and paper towels. So far I'm happy with the quality but it's a bit of a change from the Cottenelle and Viva brands we usually buy -- not anywhere near as soft and absorbent.

Obviously it's not as eco-friendly as using cloth TP and paper towels, but it is recycled, unscented, and not whitened with bleach. I do use a lot of cheap kitchen towels for the counters and table to keep the paper towel use at a minimum, but I do use them for some clean-ups.

We've bought seventh generation in the past and were okay with the quality-- but quickly switched back to viva. I'm thinking I will like Green Forest brand better.

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We use cloth (baby washcloths) TP and tea towels. I also buy store brand 100% recycled, oxygen bleached TP for DH and guests. I don't buy paper towels. I have enough dish cloths and rags to clean up spills.
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