Find "Green" Paper Products on Your iPhone

With my wife off her feet recovering from surgery, I’ve been assigned the insufferable chore of taking care of the family food shopping…

and it’s been an eye-opening experience!

Gosh things have gotten expensive. The one item in particular that I flagged as a “do we really need that” purchase were paper towels. There’s always room to better greenify my life, but I’ll admit when it comes to two-ply Bounty, I take some excessive liberties.

In an effort to protect and conserve the environment, Greenpeace has released an iPhone application for its popular “Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.”

Now you can find the greenest paper products as you mill up and down the tissue aisle.

Greenpeace recommends companies manufacturing paper products that:

1) contain 100 percent recycled content

2) at least 50 percent of which is from post-consumer materials)

3) avoid the use of chlorine or chlorine compounds in the whitening process.

Features of the application include:

• The ability to quickly compare household paper brands while in the grocery store;

• A list of environmentally preferable tissue, toilet paper, paper towel and paper napkin brands.

• Brand specific information including the percentage of recycled content, the percentage of p

Well-known brands such as Kleenex, Charmin, Angel Soft, Cottonelle, Brawny, and Scott do not fare well with Greenpeace.

The application is now available for download for the iPhone and Google Android.