Tell the truth: Do you recycle your toilet paper?

United States
November 20, 2008 8:49am CST
http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=7900908&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1 Here is someone who, instead of using toilet paper, buys the wipes and recycles them. She washes them so they can be used again. This is one special lady, indeed. She is the first of her kind that I have heard of. Now, years ago, I had heard that some of the poorer people in the Middle East would use rocks and newspaper, but this lady is not that bad off. I say recycle anything but not wipes used on your b*tt. Recycle plastic bags, old sneakers (use them for planters,etc). Please help the people who have ideas about doing this. Give them another way to save. This woman and people who do this do not sound sanitary. Imagine if she works in your local bakery where you buy your buns.
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• United States
7 Dec 08
No I would not recycle TP!!! I have heard of others doing so, not because of the environment but, because they were very frugal. The had a bucket of soapy water that they kept under the sink with a lid the sealed tightly.. They also made their own homemade sanitary napkins, those got tossed into the bucket as well, every night they drained the water off. And tossed it all in to the washer machine. They felt that it saved them a lot of money.. not sure how much or anything.
• United States
7 Dec 08
That is shocking. What state do they live in?
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• United States
7 Dec 08
Sorry I do not recall. Here is a link that will show you have to make you own home made sanitary napkins. www.hillbillyhousewife.com
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
22 Nov 08
i think that is really gross. i recycle everything i can but like u say not something i wipe my butt with. guess that's why she's not bad off financially but mentally i wonder.
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• United States
23 Nov 08
I wonder how people get like that.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
23 Nov 08
i had a beauty shop customer like that. she was so stingy & she also had plenty, no children to leave it to., divorded her husband after 50 years of marriage. i think they have a mental problem.
• United States
4 Dec 08
I am frugal but I dont see my self going to that extreme. I hate buying toilet paper, but not that bad. Really if she recycles toilet paper that probibly isnt the weirdest thing she does. You need to be really dedicated to a frugal or green lifestyle to do that.
• United States
7 Dec 08
Yeah, it's kind of scary.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
22 Nov 08
what do you tink the pioneers used. They didn't carry toilet paper with them. as someone else said it's no different than using cloth diapers. She doesn't have to worry about a tear in the cloth either. Using the washed andd sanitized wipes can be just as clean as toilet paper if a person washes their hand good afterwards. Do you wash your butt with a wash cloth when taikng a bath or shower? Same difference.
• United States
23 Nov 08
No, it is not the same. There is "dirt" on that wipe. If you want to be one of her followers, knock yourself out.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Even though she says she washes and sanitizes the wipes, it's a disgusting idea. The fact that she has to use water and detergent to wash them and I'm assuming she uses hot water, so that is not such a savings.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I would rather give up food than recycle wipes....she probably does not use hot water...there should be a law against what she is doing.
• United States
20 Nov 08
I've never heard of this! I dont' think this would be any different than those whome use cloth diapers. We've all become so used to being a disposeable society. But if you are worried about your bakery items would you feel the same way about someone who has their menstral cycle and uses a home made cloth pad, a diva cup, or disposeable items. No matter what you do you will be touching the "yuck" to some degree that's where good handwashing comes into play by the person using any item for hygene. I take my TP and put it in the waste basket to save room in my septic tank. I have thought about washing my DS's wipes as I've had a few go thru the washer and they work nicely for dusting and hold up in the washer usually. But I don't know that I'd wipe my butt with a dry one though...
• United States
21 Nov 08
A lot of people do all sort of things today and then they do not wash their hands. The idea of someone washing wipes...and then coming to work at a bakery and touching my food...even if she did wash her hands...this woman is touching the untouchable much more often than than average person...imagine if she has long nails.