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Choosing Disposable Paper and Plastic Bags

The issues associated with selecting paper products, compared to cleaning products, are simpler. Whereas cleaners may have more than a dozen individual ingredients that can vary significantly between and within categories, concerns related to paper are primarily focused at the manufacturing stage of the product. Paper has less emphasis on health issues during the product-usage stage or environmental impacts as a result of disposal.

The three basic issues of concern for paper are total recovered material (recycled content), post-consumer recycled content, and the bleaching process. Environmentally preferable (check for green certification or recognition) paper products should meet the following standards for each of the following product categories:

  • Restroom tissue—100% recovered materials and 20% post-consumer content.
  • Toilet seat covers—100% recovered materials and 40% post-consumer content.
  • Paper towels and general-purpose industrial wipes—100% recovered materials and 40% post-consumer content.

Two further recommendations for the paper:

  • No use of de-inking solvents containing chlorine or any other chemicals listed in the Toxics Release Inventory in the manufacture of paper products.
  • No use of chlorine or chlorine derivatives in bleaching processes for paper products.

When selecting plastic trash bags, look for a minimum of 10% post-consumer content.

Other Cleaning Categories and further reading

A variety of cleaners are available in the market depending on the skills and expertise required. Some of the common types are listed below.

Further information about Cleaning:

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