by Lin Ennis, SNAP Fitness in Sedona
In 2015, three Snap Fitness locations in the Verde Valley switched to coreless toilet paper, i.e., there is no brown tube in the center of the roll. Each year, more than 17 billion toilet paper tubes are thrown away, mostly ending up in landfills. That amount of waste is enough to fill the Empire State Building’s 37 million cubic feet two times.
Removing the core allows the roll to hold 15 percent more tissue. That means fewer cardboard boxes, and fewer semis on the highways delivering tissue. The brand Snap uses is 50 percent post-consumer content and 65 percent total recycled content. It is ECOLOGO certified, meaning not only the end product, but also its origin and manufacture have been audited to prove its compliance with stringent, third-party, environmental performance standards.
Based on the three R’s, we recommend you Reduce your use of tissue tubes:
If that doesn’t work for you right now, Reuse, as there are hundreds of ways to do so:
And finally, Recycle: