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Seventh Generation 100% Recycled Paper Towels


Pros: Strong, durable, obviously unbleached.

Cons: Boring to look at?

I love these—at work we use them everywhere! They are as durable as any mainstream brand without the fresh rainforest pulp. I can scrub the floor, counter, walls, etc.. without them shredding in my hands. I guess that my only complaint would be the dull brown color and simple dimple pattern that together render the towels purely utilitarian. I guess I'll have to forget having the paper towel dispenser as my holiday centerpiece ;-)


Pros: recycled, absorbent

Cons: feels rougher

As I do most of my food shopping at Whole Foods - seventh generation (and other recycled paper products) are usually my only choice for paper towels. To add on to the reviews posted before, one additional benefit that I found with these towels is that both myself and my roommates were more considerate with our paper towel usage. Because they looked and felt different and were strongly connected with being more environmentally conscious, I think we were more aware of how many times we decided to take a tear from the roll. So two thumbs up for a product that not only is good for the environment, but reminds its user to be more mindful as well.


Pros: tough

Cons: flat, not easy to separate sheets

The first thing you notice using these paper towels is that they don't have the fluffy feeling that you get from other paper towels (do they call it quilting on paper towels?) However, they are quite tough and, perhaps as a result of being less fluffy, don't rip. This also means the perforated sheets don't really like to rip, either, but I could deal with that. I also appreciate the lack of bleaching on these paper towels.


Pros: Not bleached, soaks things up, wipes things off, 80% post-consumer recycled paper

Cons: No half sheets, not as soft as some other brands of commerical paper towels

I just opened my first roll of Seventh Generation paper towels, and so far, so good. I agree with solmstea that it would be nice if they came in 1/2 sheets. I often rip a corner off when I need to wipe up a small spill. They are not as soft as some of the non-recycled brands I have used in the past, but that's not a big deal. I love that they aren't bleached, and have such a high percentage of postconsumer recycled paper.


Pros: Tough, good value

Cons: a little pricier than the alternative

I love Seventh Generation products to begin with but, their paper towels blow me away! Sometimes I resort to buying the Safeway 100% recycled brand more for convenience than anything and I always regret it! Seventh Generation paper towels are thick and tough meaning you need less to get the job done!


Pros: 100% recycled

Cons: not very absorbing

 I bought it and will always be buying it again when I see it because its a "Green Product". Its doesnt absorbe as good as the leading brands but I'm sure they are working on it. Its 100% recycled and I'm all for it :-)


Pros: functional

I just picked these up at Whole Foods. They weren't shockingly expensive, which is the only really shocking part to me. Other than that, they're paper towels, which I suppose is what I was looking for.


Next time I spill something major (which I will), I'll report back on the overall absorption ability.


Pros: unbleached paper, come in bulk and singles.

Cons: Tears easily when wet. Rolls are small.

I try not to resort to using paper, but if it's a must this is the best papertowel to buy. It's a very basic unbleached product which is what you should have. Great to use in combination with vinegar glass cleaner. I aso use it to wrap around my kids sandwhiches and snacks. There's no need to buy napkins too!


Cons: Need a lot to clean up spills, breaks easily

I really wanted to like this product but it just doesn't hold up to other brands. The paper towels work great as napkins but not that great for cleaning up messes and they break apart easily, usually resulting in me having to use another piece.

Seventh Generation 100% Recycled Paper Towels

Buying products made from recycled paper helps reduce the need for virgin wood pulp, which means more trees are left standing. These hard-working paper towels absorb spills quickly, even when wet. Our thick and thirsty paper towels are a perfect choice for cleaning windows and other reflective surfaces. * Features and Benefits o 100% recycled paper (80% post-consumer, 20% pre-consumer) o Hypo-allergenic o Whitened without chlorine bleach or unbleached o Strong and absorbent o Unscented o Free of dyes

Additional Features100% recycled paper (80% post-consumer, 20% pre-consumer)
TypePaper towels
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