Seventh Generation Paper Towels, Natural, 2-Ply Sheets (Pack of 30)

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Product Description

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. 100 percent recycled paper Hypo-allergenic Whitened without chlorine bleach or unbleached Strong and absorbent Unscented Free of dyes

Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels absorb spills quickly and work hard, even when wet. These thick and thirsty towels are also lint-free, making them a perfect choice for cleaning windows and other reflective surfaces. And they are made from 100% recycled paper, with a minimum of 80% post-consumer materials, making them the right choice for the environment.

Made from 100% Recycled Chlorine-Free Paper
By choosing Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels, you'll be making an important environmental difference immediately. These paper towels are not whitened with chlorine and are made from 100% recycled paper (80% post-consumer, 20% pre-consumer). Hypo-allergenic, unbleached, strong and absorbent, these towels will help you keep your home and the environment clean.

Post-consumer paper is paper that has been recycled at home or at the office. Buying post-consumer paper helps finish the job you started--of saving the earth's natural resources, including trees, water, and energy. And using products made from post-consumer recycled materials helps reduce the need for virgin wood pulp, which means more trees are left standing. Trees naturally absorb carbon dioxide--a greenhouse gas that's the primary contributor to global warming. In fact, a single tree, over its lifetime, absorbs about one tone of CO2. To put it another way, a ton of recycled paper saves seventeen trees.

If every household in the U.S. replaced just one roll of 120 sheet virgin fiber paper towels with 100% recycled ones, we could save: 1 million trees, 2.6 million cubic feet of landfill space (equal to over 3,800 full garbage trucks), 367 million gallons of water (a year's supply for 2,800 families of four), and avoid 38,000 tons of pollution. And because these towels are unbleached and have not been treated with chlorine, you can safely compost them in your garden when you're done using them.

About Seventh Generation
Seventh Generation offers a complete line of natural household products designed to work as well as their traditional counterparts, but use renewable, non-toxic, phosphate-free, and biodegradable ingredients as often as possible, and are never tested on animals. Seventh Generation products are healthy and safe for the air, the surfaces, the pets, and the people in your home--and for the environment outside of it. Every time you use Seventh Generation products you make a difference by saving natural resources, keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment, and making the world a safer place for this and the next seven generations.

  • Paper towels are strong and absorbent making, quick work of spills
  • Made of 100-percent recycled paper (minimum 80-percent post-consumer)
  • Lint-free for use on windows and reflective surfaces
  • Unbleached and safe for composting
  • Strong even when wet

Customer Reviews:

  • Great buy
    I bought these on auto ship when 7th gen products were on sale. I have always liked them but it is much cheaper for me now that I buy them through Amazon. They last a long time....more info
  • Eco & Health Friendly
    If you can get these with free shipping, it is well worth buying in bulk. They use no chlorine to bleach the paper towels, so they are both ecological and family-health friendly. Also, I have noticed that the rolls are bigger and the towels thicker than when I buy them individually at Whole Foods. When they offer free shipping, we stock up!...more info
  • Not worth it
    These paper towels are comparable to the ones you would find from a dispenser at the movies or other public restrooms. They are not strong, not even close. They are very thin and you would need at least 2 to do the same job as a better paper towel- ie. bounty. And the roll itself is actual smaller than a regular paper towel roll. I got a roll for free and I would personally never waste my money on these paper towels. And this may be a minor gripe, but the actual brown color of the towel is very tacky and cheap-looking. It actually looks as if you took it from a public restroom. Besides it being 'green' I find nothing redeaming about this particular paper towel. ...more info
  • Not as thick or strong as the White version
    I tried both the bleached white and the brown natural versions of these towels and I BY FAR prefer the white; not because of the color, but because you get more for your money.
    The white towels are not as soft feeling as your grocery store preferred brands. They actually feel rather rough; but they are quite strong and lint free. Both versions are the same size towel, about 1/3rd smaller than your standard papertowel. The brown version feels much thinner and is not nearly as strong. I can't even dry my hands with one towel, they rip to pieces. On both, the perforations are not cut very well and it's nearly impossible to tear off a single sheet, especially the white. I can use the white towel and hang it on my kitchen faucet to dry and use it again; not so with the brown version. The brown towels are in pieces after drying one coffee cup.
    I wish they would tear off the roll easier but I'd buy the white towel again, but I wouldn't buy the brown natural towel....more info
  • Good enough
    A bit on the expensive side, but works well enough for me. I use cloth napkins a lot so I'm not a great judge of paper napkins, but for what I've used these compare well to other paper napkins. They aren't as soft as some name brands, but I don't care for that. ...more info
  • Do the math
    You might be comparing these brown paper towels with the 30 rolls of Seventh Generation, white paper towels also sold on Amazon wondering which is cheaper. Note that these are 120 sheets per roll. The white ones are 70 sheets per roll.

    White paper towels
    $40.99/(30*70) = 1.9 cents per sheet.

    Brown paper towels
    $54.99/(30*120) = 1.5 cents per sheet.

    So the brown ones are cheaper.

    (Prices updated 11/13/07)...more info
  • No-guilt paper towels
    My husband and I love these-- one box lasts a couple of months; we use them for cleaning, napkins, whatever. I actually love the look of these. I first bought them years ago because I thought it was great that they were not bleached (dioxins and all that), but I really like the color-- it looks different, and we're not ones for teddy bears on paper towels anyway....more info
  • Seventh Generation paper towels
    These are pretty much what we expected. We have made the switch to environmentally friendly products and have found all Seventh Generation products to be of excellent quality....more info
  • Pretty Good Paper Towels--but If You're Looking for Plush, These Aren't for You
    I've been using these Seventh Generation Paper Towels for a couple of months now. They hold up well during household chores and everyday use. The rolls are fairly large, so they last a while. The paper towels do seem to be slightly smaller than the Basic paper towels I was using before, but they still get the job done. I like that these paper towels aren't bleached and they are made from recycled products.

    I will warn you though, If you like plush, super absorbent paper towels, these probably aren't for you. These have about the same texture as recycled paper towels you are likely to find in a public restroom (maybe a little bit thicker) but it's a similar feel. If you want that plushness from traditional paper towels, you should probably stick with them. If you are looking to be a little more eco-friendly, these are a good option for you....more info
  • Its Green but not so good
    Well the only reason I bought it and will always be buying it again when I see it, is because its a "Green Product". If I would compare this to leading brands I would give it a 3 out of 10. But hey, Earth comes first!...more info
  • Tree Free - Reduces Lots of Pollution
    It may take 2 sheets to blot up as much liquid as Bounty, but it takes zero trees. It creates a market for waste paper which otherwise would be thrown in the garbage. It also saves a ton of water and creates no dioxins like chlorine bleached paper towels do. And dioxins are among the deadliest poisons on the planet. If you care about your children this stuff is a no-brainer. Everytime you purchase it, we all win. ...more info
  • 7th Generation Paper Towels
    They're durable, made of post-consumer recycled paper fiber and unbleached, everything this consumer sought from a paper towel. The bulk buy dropped the cost to a reasonable per unit price. Not as absorbant as some might prefer and they're not cushy soft. But they do the job just fine to suit me....more info
  • I thought these these were terrible... wife wants to go "green" as much as possible so I gave these a try...forget about soaking up spills, these things are practically waterproof!...forget about scrubbing, they fall apart like wet tissue paper!...I want to be environmentally considerate but I practicality carries a lot of weight and these towels fail in that respect....more info
  • Perfectly serviceable
    Quite decent paper towels -- not much to say about it. Their absorbency is a little bit less than nonrecycled ones, but not bad, and no further trees had to be cut down for it.

    What the product description should say but doesn't: these are 120-sheet rolls. Each sheet is 11x9".

    Something I didn't entirely realize before I ordered a box -- thirty rolls is a lot of paper towels. Like, oh, twenty pounds of the stuff. So you're going to have these on hand for a while. You'll have to bring them along when you move, and they'll watch the children whose playpens you cleaned up with the first of them leave for college after wiping their car's dipstick with the last. It's something of a committment, really....more info
  • Pefect Paper Towel
    I love these. These are much better than some of the mass-market brands. The absorb well and dont leave lint. ...more info
  • Excellent Paper Towels
    Besides being better for the environment, these are just fine paper towels. Why do you need to destroy forests when this does the same job?...more info
  • Absorbs about 1/2 as much as bounty
    These towels are good enough for what I want them for, to spray and wipe down the cat box area. But for spills and to actually absorb they are worthless. I did a test with a bounty towel and the bounty towel was ready for more but this towel was just pushing water around. So its good for some uses and bad for others. So for spray and wipe its perfect, a 5 star. For picking up a spill its a 1 star....more info
  • 7th generation Paper Towels
    This is a great product. We have been using these for about 8 years. Amazon used to have the cheapest price, but the rates have gone up a bit. Make sure that you get the free shipping or you can get them cheaper offline....more info
  • Lasts a looooong time
    As some of the reviewers mentioned, these last a long time. Besides the environmental concerns, these are the best paper towels I have purchased for one reason - there are a lot per roll. It seems like I was buying paper towels all the time before. These I have kept for quite a while.

    Besides that, I find these are good for cleaning glass since they do not have much lent at all compared to the "fluffy" store kind....more info
  • Lacking in quality
    I wish I could recommend this product, given that it is environmentally friendly, but I cannot. I recently tried them out and they perform poorly. The sheets seem to be slightly smaller than standard paper towels, and they fall apart quickly when wet. In fact, even when they're dry, pieces rip off way too easily when just trying to grab a sheet off the roll. They don't soak up much of any liquid before they're completely useless. So, to do the job of one major brand name paper towel, I need to use two or three of these!

    My recommendation: buy a better quality paper towel, and use them sparingly. (If there's a better recycled brand out there, I'd love to know!) Also, keep a stash of reusable cloth rags handy and use them whenever practical. I feel better about that than I do about buying this and practically tripling my paper towel use because they aren't up to the task!...more info
  • Not Absorbent Enough
    These paper towels at first sounded like a great idea, but I have found that they are not that absorbent. More paper towels are used for a clean-up job than what would have to be used on a standard Scott's or Bounty towel. When these towels get wet they become very waterlogged and so their capacity to pick up spilled liquids is very limited.
    I was initially intriqued by the thought of helping to spare the environment by using recycled paper towels, but the benefit is probably eliminated when more of the towels have to be used for the same job. Perhaps if this company made the towels in a higher ply this concern could be addressed. ...more info
  • Natural Paper Towels
    Although these may bring back vague rememberences of eating in the school cafeteria they actually work great. It makes me feel good to know that I'm helping the environment without sacrificing quality.
    great for cleaning mirrors, bathrooms or kitchen counters....more info
  • don't bother
    These towels are pitiful. NOT aborbent. Not flexible. Not strong. Like wiping up a spill or cleaning a counter with a post-it. And I only have myself to blame for buying a whole case. Thought I was being earth-friendly. You know what would be more friendly? Use rags. That's what I'm going to do. As to the enormous case of these in my basement: perhaps ebay? I certainly can't donate them. That wouldn't be friendly either......more info
  • These will rip every time, guaranteed

    - Fairly cheap.
    - Environmentally friendly


    - Poor quality. I have gone through at least 50 rolls of these things and never once pulled a sheet off the roll without ripping it (unless I hold the perforation with one hand while ripping carefully with the other). These are not strong paper towels at all. For the price, I'm okay with that and will continue to purchase them, but make sure you're aware before ordering....more info


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