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4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hoping to Save the Earth for My Seventh Generation

I have been called a treehugger. At a recent playdate when I asked if they recycled (before I threw away my coke can) the host actually apologized to me, knowing that it's important...Read complete review

I have been called a treehugger. At a recent playdate when I asked if they recycled (before I threw away my coke can) the host actually apologized to me, knowing that it's important to me (as it should be to many others). I am not perfect, while I do make many of my own cleaners, I have found many eco friendly ones that I recommend. 

As much as I try to do, sometimes being a busy mom of 4 means being environmentally friendly but needing a little help. That's where **Seventh Generation Paper Towels** come in very handy. 

** Seventh Generation Paper Towels ar****e**: 

 


-  made with recycled paper 

-  no need for wood pulp 

-  hypoallergenc 

- whitened without chemicals 

-  chlorine free 

-  unscented 

-  no designs 

- strong and absorbent 

-  no dyes or fragrances 

-  easy to tear have right size half sheets so less waste 


And guess what **Seventh Generation Paper Towels** really work! They absorb messes quickly and help me to clean even tough jobs like the bathroom and pet messes easily and quickly. Sure, I still try to use microfiber cloths whenever possible, but when you are in a hurry and there is apple juice spilled on the counter you need something quick! When your play date is in 20 minutes and you still need to clean the powder room you need something tough. Seventh Generation Paper Towels is all these things without being as harmful to the environment or your home as many other paper towels. 

For more eco-friendly (family friendly and price friendly) cleaning products read: [Palmolive Pure and Clear Dishwashing Liquid][1]

[Natural Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent and Good for Your Skin][2]

[ Arm & Hammer Essentials Arm & Hammer - Essentials Refillable Cleaner Multi-Surface][3]


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Palmolive-Pure-and-Clear-Dishwashing-Liquid-review-fec92
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Arm-Hammer-Essentials-review-09b33
[3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Arm-amp-Hammer-Essentials-Refillable-Cleaner-Multi-Surface-review-1dbb0

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Screw the trees cause 7th Generation aint worth the money.

I am not sure why I even bought Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels when I usually just use washable cloths. Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels are at least better than regualr paper towels in...Read complete review

I am not sure why I even bought Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels when I usually just use washable cloths. Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels are at least better than regualr paper towels in that it is recycled paper but as much stuff is made without recycled paper it almost seems like what's the point of using the recycled paper. I say they are too expensive for recycled junk that you are going to just throw away and it won't be recycled again since it has too be plain paper to be recycled if you used to clean anything it ain't going to be recycled. Works OK but not as good as using a cloth and no where near as eco freindly as it like to think it is besides I am sure the plastic the towels is packaged in ain't recycled & wont get recycled. Eco friendly is just an excuse to charge you more. If you truly want to be eco friendly you would not use paper towels at all. Which I plan on doing since these are now long gone from my house.

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4.0

Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels

By 

from Houston, TX

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

If saving the planet is one of your lifelong goals, you have a few companies to which you can turn for the most Earth- friendly products available. One of those companies is Seventh Generation and one of its many useful products is **Seventh Generation Paper Towels.**

**Paper Towel Facts and Commentary:**

Seventh Generation Paper Towels are paper towels made from recycled paper. In keeping with Seventh Generation’s promise to the planet, these paper towels are manufactured in such a way as to have the least possible impact on the planet.

Seventh Generation Paper Towels are about as good as any other paper towel. They offer a good, but not exceptional, level of absorbency and they have enough strength to handle a moderate scrubbing job. One unusual characteristic is that they are offered in white or brown towels. The brown towels are the natural color. The white towels are colored white, but Seventh Generation is careful to use natural ingredients only and no chlorine in the whitening process.

Seventh Generation Paper Towels are good for what they were made for, but one drawback to purchasing these paper towels is the price. The high cost will be enough to cause many consumers to look the other way to a more familiar, less expensive brand. If Seventh Generation could somehow lower the price, they would win over a goof number of converts.

**Bottom Line Viewpoint:**

Seventh Generation Paper Towels are a good paper towel product that makes a great choice for those who want to save trees, save water, and reduce the use of chemicals. They are priced a little high, but environmentally- minded folks won’t mind and will recommend them regardless.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hoping to Save the Earth for My Seventh Generation

By 

from Houston, TX

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

I have been called a treehugger. At a recent playdate when I asked if they recycled (before I threw away my coke can) the host actually apologized to me, knowing that it's important to me (as it should be to many others). I am not perfect, while I do make many of my own cleaners, I have found many eco friendly ones that I recommend. 

As much as I try to do, sometimes being a busy mom of 4 means being environmentally friendly but needing a little help. That's where **Seventh Generation Paper Towels** come in very handy. 

** Seventh Generation Paper Towels ar****e**: 

 


-  made with recycled paper 

-  no need for wood pulp 

-  hypoallergenc 

- whitened without chemicals 

-  chlorine free 

-  unscented 

-  no designs 

- strong and absorbent 

-  no dyes or fragrances 

-  easy to tear have right size half sheets so less waste 


And guess what **Seventh Generation Paper Towels** really work! They absorb messes quickly and help me to clean even tough jobs like the bathroom and pet messes easily and quickly. Sure, I still try to use microfiber cloths whenever possible, but when you are in a hurry and there is apple juice spilled on the counter you need something quick! When your play date is in 20 minutes and you still need to clean the powder room you need something tough. Seventh Generation Paper Towels is all these things without being as harmful to the environment or your home as many other paper towels. 

For more eco-friendly (family friendly and price friendly) cleaning products read: [Palmolive Pure and Clear Dishwashing Liquid][1]

[Natural Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent and Good for Your Skin][2]

[ Arm & Hammer Essentials Arm & Hammer - Essentials Refillable Cleaner Multi-Surface][3]


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Palmolive-Pure-and-Clear-Dishwashing-Liquid-review-fec92
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Arm-Hammer-Essentials-review-09b33
[3]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Arm-amp-Hammer-Essentials-Refillable-Cleaner-Multi-Surface-review-1dbb0

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(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Screw the trees cause 7th Generation aint worth the money.

By 

from Suffolk, VA

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

I am not sure why I even bought Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels when I usually just use washable cloths. Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels are at least better than regualr paper towels in that it is recycled paper but as much stuff is made without recycled paper it almost seems like what's the point of using the recycled paper. I say they are too expensive for recycled junk that you are going to just throw away and it won't be recycled again since it has too be plain paper to be recycled if you used to clean anything it ain't going to be recycled. Works OK but not as good as using a cloth and no where near as eco freindly as it like to think it is besides I am sure the plastic the towels is packaged in ain't recycled & wont get recycled. Eco friendly is just an excuse to charge you more. If you truly want to be eco friendly you would not use paper towels at all. Which I plan on doing since these are now long gone from my house.

 
5.0

great product

By 

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

Okay, so before we had kids we never used paper towels. After a few messes, we dediced paper towels were a must have. We wanted something eco-friendly but were cautious that we would likely be buying a product of lesser quality. Luckily, we found Seventh Generation paper towels. We have been loyal buyers ever since. They absorb equally as well as other name brand non-eco friendly products, have more paper towels per roll, and do a suberb job. We highly recommend these to anyone who needs a product like this but is also conscious of the environment. Save your time trying other eco-friendly brands and head straight for seventh generation, you won't be disappointed. I only wish they made them in select-a-size.

 
4.0

Yet Another Great Seventh Gen Product!

By 

from Hesperia, CA

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

I reviewed the Seventh Generation Surface and Glass Cleaner and reported that I have also used several of their other household items, including laundry detergent and disinfecting wipes. Well, this is another of Seventh Generation's wonderful products and probably one of my most favorite! Our household goes through countless rolls of paper towels, so I was excited to see that I could be using a 100% recycled product! They are eco-friendly, have no dyes or chemicals and are relatively inexpensive. They are a bit on the thin side though and may require an additional paper towel or two to clean up the usual mess. I am very happy to see they keep adding to their product line as well, finding these products more readily available in my local stores!

 
4.0

Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels are OK

By 

from North Adams, MA

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

While I wouldn't pay a premium price for Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels, having bought them at on sale, I don't regret my purchase. The towels are definitely stiffer or rougher than brand-name towels, but probably better quality than the typical generic brand. But it's not like you are applying them to your skin, and their strength and absorbency are about average, though "average" usually leaves a lot to be desired. I do find that these sometimes don't want to tear easily at the perforation and some rolls can be difficult to start, but always getting a giant full sheet can have its disadvantages too. I don't know if using recycled paper actually comes out to be better for the environment or whether the increased processing uses more resources, but one feature that I do like is that these paper towels forsake the typically annoying designs one normally sees. That is one needless feature that neither I nor the environment should pay for.

 
5.0

Recycled Paper Towels are great for the environment & our family

By 

from Binghamton, NY

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

Until I encountered the Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels, I never gave my paper towels much though.  Then it dawned on me that the paper that goes into most paper towels goes through an intense chemical bleaching process to provide a white towel, then dyes are added to make them "pretty".  I'm a no-frills home maker and I'd rather have the pure and natural product over the chemically treated, any day.  

The Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels are competitively priced and do a great job.  Mine are often used to clean soot off the glass in our pellet stove.  One towel and some glass cleaner can tackle the job just fine.  For quick mess clean up or big spills, the Seventh Generation towels have the absorbency and the durability to handle it!  They are also great for draining fatty foods like bacon, as they do not have surface that sheds lint.  They are not the softest paper towel on the market, but if you're not using them on little faces - they're just as good as any other towel out there.

 
5.0

When you can't use cloth, use Seventh Generation

By 

from Vista, CA

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

My In-Laws must think I'm crazy when they search high and low for paper towels in our house. We simply have cut back on paper products, something that my parents and my husbands parents had come to know as "staples" for their homes. I don't like to spend the money on paper towels when I can just wash and rewash towels, and cloth napkins. However, I understand that guests appreciate paper towels and the security that comes with them, so when absolutely necessary, I buy Seventh Generation Recycled paper towels. Honestly, I still don't feel great about having them, but they do the job and are made of recycled materials. I wish they were compostable- that would make me feel much better. They are thinner than other brands, but really do the job. I also like to use them when I need to clean our mirrors since cloth leaves a little residue on the mirrors. Seventh Generation paper towels certainly are not as fluffy as other brands, but who needs fluff???

 
4.0

Seventh Generation Paper Towels are great for environment IMO

By 

from Layton, UT

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels are certainly eco-friendly and a more "green" way to go.  They are not too expensive (especially as more and more stores are carrying Seventh Generation products) and they do a good job of absorbing liquid.  I have to say I wished they did a better job of gripping/picking up crumbs or other types of dirt on the surface (especially hair).  I used them to clean my bathroom and noticed they weren't picking up everything, which kind of made me feel like I wasn't really getting my bathroom all the way clean and then I had to use more paper towels to make sure I got everything off the surface.  But, I felt good and healthier while cleaning with these paper towels.  I also felt like I wasn't being as wasteful using them since they are recycled.  I just think they need more of a rougher surface or more-textured surface so they can pick up stuff better when cleaning. 

 
5.0

I've been using Seventh Generation for years, and they're great.

By 

from Portland, OR

Comments about Seventh Generation Recycled Paper Towels:

A number of years ago, I switched to Seventh Generation in an effort to be more earth-friendly by using a recycled, chlorine-free paper product (which I think is pretty important for something meant to be purely disposable). I was a little concerned that I might be sacrificing function (like absorbency or durability) in exchange for getting a recycled product. It turns out that my fears were groundless. These paper towels work just as well as any of the major brands I used to pick up in the supermarket. They absorb liquid and wipe up spills just fine, and they were even less prone to falling apart than most other brands I've used in the past. No, they aren't pretty and white, nor are they soft and cushiony, but why does that matter when you're just cleaning up a spill or wiping down a counter or doing other household cleaning? 

Since I started using Seventh Generation, I've been buying in bulk by catalog direct from the company, which saves me a lot of money over the long haul. And as I mentioned, I can't complain about the quality. 

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