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Reusable toilet paper... Good and green or a little much?

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Huffington Post asks (and attempts to answer) the question of reusable toilet paper - excellent green plan or not?  I did use reusable washcloths, not baby wipes when my son was a baby. We just used disposable wipes when on long trips - BUT I agree with HP that it's a little much to ask friends who don't live with you to use reusable cloths.

Personally, I'm not on board. I just don't want that sort of extra laundry I guess at this point. I'm going to stick with Trader Joe's 100% recycled toilet paper - all recycled toilet paper seems pretty much the same to me, but at this point the TJ brand is the only kind my picky live-in boyfriend thinks is good.
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I saw that blog yesterday.  I would be pretty mortified if I was at someone's house and they wanted me to use a towel for such a purpose! 
I also fail to see much of a benefit when you look at the suggestions for cleaning and sanitizing.  You have to wash in hot water and run through a full dryer cycle, two things I never do now.  So I'm with you, Jennifer.  I will go part of the way and get recycled paper.  Some modern conveniences are more convenient than others.
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Actually, one issue with this is that very few washers actually get the water hot enough to sanitize. So not only would you have to wash with hot water (something I never do either) but you'd most likely be wasting energy for no good reason unless you do happen to have one of those few washers that sanitize.

So many people, for example, wash cloth diapers in hot water, but it's a total waste because since most washers don't get that hot, you're just trying, but not actually sanitizing with the water. I have a feeling that if so many wash diapers in hot, then they'd likely try washing reusable toilet paper in hot too. There's a good post about this at Green Baby Guide.
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