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Tubeless Toilet Paper Rolls

October 30, 2010

The technology you thought would never come is finally here. Yes, it’s the tubeless roll of TP:

On Monday, Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s biggest makers of household paper products, will begin testing Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at Walmart and Sam’s Club 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.

Why, you might ask, are they doing this?

The 17 billion toilet paper tubes produced annually in the USA account for 160 million pounds of trash, according to Kimberly-Clark estimates, and could stretch more than a million miles placed end-to-end.

Not bad, eh?

Hey Northeast BRI fans: Can one of you find one of those newfangled rolls next week and send it to us? We’d love to, uh, give it a test run.

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Dan
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Dan

If i Find them i’ll send you one!

Thom
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Thom

Thank you, Dan. Cant wait!

Dantheman1119
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Dantheman1119

yeah, if i see them,i’ll try to send them! i may not, since i only shop at Target and Genuardi’s (Safeway, for you guys)

JimQWalmartman
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I have been a longtime fan of the BRI and I work for Walmart in CT. I don’t recall seeing this but I also wasn’t looking. I will look tomorrow and, if I sell it, will buy a pack and send you a couple rolls. I will keep one for my own “Stress Test”. Keep on flushin’!

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Hi there, I found your site by way of Google while searching for a similar topic, your website came up, it appears to be like good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

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