Scott’s Tubeless Toilet Paper vs. Seventh Generation

Scott’s Tubeless Virgin Bathroom Tissues:
SINGLE PLY, 400 sheets per roll, 30 in a pack ——>$19.00

Seventh Generation’s 100% Recycled Bathroom Tissues:
DOUBLE Ply, 300 sheets per roll, 4 in a pack ——> $3.79

Scott’s = .00316 per sheet vs. Seventh Generation = .00313 per sheet.

But Seventh Generation is made with recycled paper and Scott’s isn’t.
Scott’s big news broke last year when it introduced its tubeless toilet paper as being more eco-friendly. I didn’t write about it because, frankly, I didn’t think it was that much of a big deal. If you can make tubeless toilet paper to be eco-friendly, then, why not go the extra mile and make the actual paper from recycled paper? Now if that happened, we have something to write home about.

Sheet for sheet (being careful with spelling here), Seventh Generation makes more sense to me.

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12 comments
Joanne Sevigny
Joanne Sevigny

We bought the scotts tubleless roll toilet paper by accident and are sorry we did. For one thing the center is not round and getting the holder into that hole is a process that sometimes shreds the center paper. The other thing is that when you get to about a foot before the end of the roll the rest of the paper fall on the floor because there is nothing holding on to it!! Also we recycle as much as possible and have always recycled the center rolls!! Plus there was no saving in money for us...we paid over 60 cents more and were inconvenienced by these awful rolls!!

ecokaren
ecokaren

Joanne, I thought the same thing when I saw them!! How would the rolls stay on the holders at the end. Try Seventh Generation or Marcal's next time. I think they are better. Thanks for sharing.

Bill
Bill

I use Marcal also, and have done for years. I figure its manufacturing and raw materials are sourced closer to my house, so thats better. Plus the cost is on par with mainstream brands.

Kathy
Kathy

You know how it is with single-ply.....you end up using twice as much. We have a Toto toilet seat with a bidet and use a lot less tp.

Lauren
Lauren

This is great but the way you compared the two makes it look like Seventh Generation is cheaper when it is not. Scott's comes out to about 63 cents per roll and Seventh Generation is about 93 cent per roll.

Karen
Karen

Lauren, You are right. That price is per roll. However, Scott is SINGLE PLY 400 sheets per roll but Seventh Generation is DOUBLE PLY 300 sheets per roll. So, in all fairness, I calculated per sheet as DOUBLE PLY, (I divided 400 by 2) in which case, they cost about the same. Scott’s = .00316 per sheet vs. Seventh Generation = .00313 per sheet.

Becky
Becky

Thank you for writing this! So many folks are give Scotts back pats, and I'm just not sure they deserve it. Like you say, why can't they use 100% recycled paper or source paper from sustainably managed forests?

Becky
Becky

Are give? I grammar good.

Karen
Karen

Me grammar bad too. What cracked me up about the packaging were the words, "Green done right" Huh? And "Scott Naturals". Ugh...

Mary
Mary

Great assessment. And I agree. I support Seventh Generation's mission overall, and would definitely go for recycled over tubeless. I'm guessing that the tubes are always made from 100% recycled. Plus, whatever tubes we don't recycled, we use them as bunny toys! By the way, have you looked into Marcal? They have quietly been using recycled paper ("paper made from paper, not trees") for over a decade now, and have just recently been touting it.

Karen
Karen

I used to get Marcal's Small Steps (100% recycled paper) from Staple's because my local supermarket doesn't carry it. But, I stopped buying the big commercial packs because each individual roll is wrapped in paper. I thought that was a total waste. So now, I buy Seventh Generation from the supermarket. I am hoping they are BPA-free. I should probably call them and find out.