Marcal Small Steps makes recycled paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, etc). They recently sent me some of their products to try out and have agreed to send a box of products to a lucky reader as well! The picture on the left will be similar to what you receive.
First, let me say that my main concern with trying new recycled paper products is that I worry they will feel rough. I thought that the Marcal products were very comfortable to use. My family already uses all recycled or reusable paper/fabric products along with non toxic cleaners, but I had never tried the Marcal line of products until now. My favorite product weas the napkins. They are strong and come in a great package that ties shut so the napkins can be stored in it. I tend to rip the packaging so badly that the napkins just end up in a pile under my sink. This will not happen with the Marcal packaging. Recycled toilet paper is one of the best things you can do for the earth (we tend to use lots of it!) so I strongly recommend switching! They have a great calculator online that can show you how many trees you can save by switching to recycled.
Marcal is not a new product. The brand has been around (and recycling) since 1950! Their products are 100% recycled. The products can be found at KMart, Walgreens, and a variety of stores specific to an area so be sure to check out your grocery stores.
Now for the cost. There are some things that I am willing to pay more (sometimes a lot more) for, like my WAHM made natural soaps, organic produce, a good cheese, and recycled products. Being frugal is about getting what you want by cutting back on the things that are not as important to you (nobody said you had to be a miser to be frugal). The great thing about Marcal is that they really are not that expensive!
On the KMart.com site a roll of toilet paper 300 sheet toilet paper sells 48 for $26.50, 15 rolls of paper towels sells for $15.67. They also have a coupon out right now where you can get $1 off any product.
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