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Americans' Love Affair With TP Is Flushing Forests Down the Toilet: Report

New report says US producers need to start using alternative fibers

(Newser) - The average American uses nearly three rolls of toilet paper per week—which means Canada's forests are quite literally going down the toilet. Leading US toilet paper, tissue paper, and paper towel brands use only virgin fiber pulp for their products, and that pulp comes mostly from the old...

There's a New Theory on Weeding Out Bad Workers

Kimberly-Clark, long a bastion of entrenched workers, turns to continuous feedback

(Newser) - It used to be that landing a job at Kimberly-Clark meant keeping it for life. Even low-performing employees rarely worried about their future at the US company, where salaries were higher than the usual and layoffs rare, the Wall Street Journal reports. “A lot of people could and would...

Toilet Paper Losing Cardboard Tube

Kimberly-Clark rolls out experimental line next week

(Newser) - Toilet paper is ditching its cardboard tube, an experiment that USA Today calls the "biggest change in 100 years" for the humble roll. TP giant Kimberly-Clark will test a line of Scott Naturals that stays wound without a tube at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores next week. The move...

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