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February 27, 2009

HEY, WE'RE ALL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

But let's not get crazy.

(Thanks to Joshua Orpin, Mark Schlesinger and BillyJoeJimBob)

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um. ewww.

Just give me a bidet.

OK, "going green" just got a whole lot more unrealistic.

You're supposed to wipe?

Did anyone else click "how to use a cloth wipe" ? I just couldn't help myself. I feel so enlightened.

Same for the "green movement".

That is the stupidest PC idea that I have ever heard of. God gave us tissues instead of hankies, which are totally gross and disgusting. Who ever cooked up this dumb idea should be taken out and shot.

Um..no thanks. Sorry rainforest.

That's a lot of brown for a little green living. How many times do you have to run the washing machine AFTER washing the special "loads"? I think I would have to move.

Next thing they'll suggest is "cloth feminine pads*.

eww.

Yeah, because the water and energy and detergent used in washing cloth wipes is environmentally insignificant. Doesn't ANYBODY think these things through?!

..and I'm not going to put any of my clothes in the same wash load as the poop load...

*snork*

On the "cycle pad" description:

"I've had a steady stream of requests for them..."

eww

What if the previous user had a green movement?

I know someone that does this. She uses a similar product monthly also. If I visit her I'm bringing my own toilet paper.

Ok normal products use up paper resources but this stuff uses up water, detergent and electricity. Which is really worse for the environment I wonder?

Ain't that some sh!t.

Seriously.

"You may add whatever laundry additives you desire - chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach, tea tree oil, lavender oil, stain remover, whatever."

um... are those products good for the environment? just askin'.

Actually, in yesterday's NY Times there was an article about how the "ultra soft" tissue is depleting the forests more quickly because it takes more pulp to make it.

Bring 'em on. Those Sherpa wipes are right up my alley!

Mitch - that would explain your limp.

"and saves you those late-night trips to the store."

You have to go to the laundromat instead.

buy now, get this free...

http://www.vitalitymedical.com/Product/Urinary-Leg-Bag-Kit-9824.html?GCID=C13064x004

Siouxie - did you see those patterns? "Cheeky Monkey"?

They also make 'snackin' bags.' Sure would hate to mess up on laundry day.

The one on the bottom right...is that a cow pattern or has it already been used?

Jazzzz,
You should've posted that to the Ryanair Pay Toilets story...

I just use the take-up roll to reuse toilet tissue.

'"ultra soft" tissue is depleting the forests more quickly because it takes more pulp to make it.'

The southern US is happily growing as much pine to make pulp as you can use to wipe your dainty. The market for newsprint is rapidly dwindling.

I already hate doing laundry. This would not work for me at all then. In fact if I could run across a guy who liked long walks on the beach, sitting around the fireplace with a good glass of wine, and doing laundry I'd be very happy.

I'm not sure if this ranks higher or lower on the ICK scale, butt...

If you really want to save the environment, use the paper to wipe. Then instead of flushing it, put the paper in your compost pile and let it rot.

and hey, if you forget to do laundry and run out of wipes, any old shirt will do!

i've been known to throw away baby's clothes after a poopie diaper leak. also vomit covered clothing.

Where is Siouxie's machete when you need it?

Yo, DPC - (Caution: gratuitous seriousness follows)

Basically you are right but it's better not to use "night soil" in your compost pile. If it doesn't compost completely there are a number of nasties that could get into or onto your veggies.

Cheesie, I'm using it at the moment. Allen needs a machete-whacking.

"And cloth wipes can be used wet without any of the sopping disintegration that regular toilet paper is prone to."

You're doing it wrong.

If I HAVE to,I'm going with the black and white,holstein cow look.

pogo - I know. That's why my wife's rose bushes look so good.

" Ye doona ha' ta wash th' little devils; Ye wait until a Klingon ship passes by, 'n ye beam 'em aboard. "

Scottie

These will never be used on any baby who is not the first born.

Our #1 got his poopy tush wiped with old washcloths that were then washed (well, except for some really nasty ones). When #2 came along mrs. p said "Screw the redwoods, I'm using disposable wipes."

We did find other uses for the plastic wipe containers. Fine crayon boxes, for one thing.

thanks for the help on that, wiredog.... I have yet to learn the talent of posting links....or linking posts

I'm confused. Doesn't everybody have a bathroom tissue dispenser like this?

I have never understood the idea that not using paper saves trees. Think about it: you are a landowner who owns forest land. If there is a market for wood pulp and wood products, you keep replanting trees. If there is no market for wood products, you use the land for something else-- such as selling it for urban sprawl. There is no economic reason to keep land in forest if you can't sell the trees.

I have never understood the idea that not using paper saves trees. Think about it: you are a landowner who owns forest land. If there is a market for wood pulp and wood products, you keep replanting trees. If there is no market for wood products, you use the land for something else-- such as selling it for urban sprawl. There is no economic reason to keep land in forest if you can't sell the trees.

Trees grow too slowly to sustain the demand.

This reminded me of a friend who disposed of her expensive biodegradable diapers into non-biodegradable plastic bags. I'm sure washing these with bleach is worse. On Bill Nye's new "green" show, he said the choice between cloth and disposable is a toss-up as far as which is better for the earth.

Bleach degrades VERY quickly to salt and does not impact the environment at all, unless you really try to make it have an impact.

Quick - someone tell Cheryl "One Square" Crow!

Moderation in all things.

Especially moderation. ;)

You want a green movement? Eat spinach. For real sensory entertainment follow it with some asparagas.

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