I’ve got lots of good stuff coming up about Christmas at the theme parks, but I’m shifting gears with this post as I’m also an avid product sampler. I belong to sites like Crowdtap, which gives me the opportunity to sample and review products. The latest was one of those simple ideas that makes you scratch your head and say, “Why didn’t someone thing of that before?” I became part of the Simply Scott Squad and tried a four-pack of Simply Scott toilet paper.
I’m obviously quite familiar with Scott toilet tissue, but I had no idea that they have a version that has no cardboard tube in the middle called Scott Naturals. If you really think about it, the tube doesn’t add much to the equation. It’s that annoying little thing that you have to remove and toss before you can replenish the supply. Interestingly enough, Scott says that enough toilet paper tubes are discarded each year to fill the Empire State building twice (the video has a link for a coupon):
By eliminating the tube, you don’t lose anything in terms of functionality, and you actually do a painless bit to save the planet.I tried the product, and literally I found no difference in having or not having a tube. Well, okay, there was one difference. It eliminated the accusations within the household of “Why did you leave an empty tube? Just throw the darned thing away!” The toilet paper itself is the same old soft Scott that you know and love.
Alas, even though it can’t magically cause a new roll to appear in place, the Scott Naturals toilet paper did add another small green dimension to the household. I try to do small things, like using environmentally friendly cleaning products and reusing water bottles, and this is another of those easy everyday steps. You’ll never miss that cardboard tube, but imagine if everyone went the tube-free route. That’s a heck of a lot landfill space that wouldn’t be needed. I wonder how long it will take the other brands to catch up? Kudos to Scott for being a leader.