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Jacob Posted at 2009/02/14 5:08pm reply to

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http://www.foodfightgrocery.com/2008/02/seventh-generation-paper-towels-not.html

" Seventh Generation Paper Towels = Not Vegan
So after a call today informing us of the use of whey in Seventh Generation paper towels we have pulled the remaining stock. This was verified with the company and they said it was just the paper towels. Sorry for the problems. We will buy back any that may have out there."

This sucks.... This is the brand I normally buy and I still have two rolls right now.  There goes my vegan card angry
Craig? Posted at 2009/02/14 8:06pm reply to

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what the hell is the whey for?!?!  man, that's ridiculous.
Ross Posted at 2009/02/15 8:23am reply to

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what the eff?
bpmojo Posted at 2009/02/15 2:12pm reply to

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thats sucks...BUT there is another recycled brand at wheatsville that you get a better deal on (like dollar per inch of paper etc.) that I get anyway.
Jacob Posted at 2009/02/18 9:42am reply to

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>thats sucks...BUT there is another recycled brand at wheatsville that you get a better deal on (like dollar per inch of paper etc.) that I get anyway.

Has anyone called the brand at Wheatsville to see if it's vegan?
Kristen Posted at 2009/02/18 12:46pm reply to

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this is just ridiculous. stupid paper towels.
John Posted at 2009/02/18 2:47pm reply to

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this kind of makes me wonder how many paper towels are vegan at restaurants too.
Kristen Posted at 2009/02/18 10:02pm reply to

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paper towels should be banned anyways awesome i give in from time to time, and i definitely understand it in public restaurants (cleanliness, and germs, and whatnot).. but at home! sooo wasteful.
Ripe Tomato Posted at 2009/02/18 11:22pm reply to

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I like having paper towels on hand at home to occasionally blot oil after frying or pan-frying food....however, my housemates like to use them for everything, even though we have tons of cloth napkins and hand/dish towels.
jen Posted at 2009/02/19 8:58am reply to

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after g's vomit/poop fest the other night (see evanger's soft dog/cat food thread) i can make a pretty hefty pro paper towel argument right now :-)
Kristen Posted at 2009/02/19 3:40pm reply to

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haha see thats what i mean by occasional use is understandable. but yeah, my mom uses them for everything, too... c'mon people! use rags! (i guess then you're wasting water, though... we can never win!)
LetotheTyrant Posted at 2009/07/04 11:26am reply to

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I looked into this last year when I heard about whey being used in the recycling of paper.  My research and discussions with the company led me to the conclusion that it is actually the recycled paper towels that are not vegan.  They use whey to get the sticky stuff of post it notes and such in the recycling process, and no one has yet come up with a better option.  

I moved to all bar towels but keep a pack of regular paper towels around for grease and such.
jen Posted at 2009/07/04 5:47pm reply to

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>>>My research and discussions with the company led me to the conclusion that it is actually the recycled paper towels that are not vegan.  They use whey to get the sticky stuff of post it notes and such in the recycling process

lol, so basically recycling paper isn't vegan?  go figure.
Daniela Posted at 2009/07/06 11:36am reply to

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yeah, that's stupid. i would never think 7th gen would use whey or any paper towel company for that matter. i just buy the cheapest ones i can find (usually an off-brand.
jen Posted at 2009/07/06 11:51am reply to

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i typically buy vivo or bounty, which are pricier, but since you use waay less (sometimes i can clean spill with just one corner of a paper towel) i feel like i make up the price difference and waste less.
ahhhlookout Posted at 2009/07/07 7:16am reply to

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Aren't Bounty made by Proctor & Gamble?
jen Posted at 2009/07/08 8:35am reply to

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maybe, i'm not sure.  i actually buy viva most often, but know that bounty is also pretty thick. whoever makes viva  probably hurts animals too in some way.  the only way to win here is to use cloth only apparently, which is what my goal is...but there are certain cases where i would like something disposable.

KateS Posted at 2014/12/01 2:00pm reply to

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Hi Everyone!  Just wanted to revive this thread because I'm sure many people either don't remember this or weren't aware.

From what I've found more recently than this last post, it sounds like ALL RECYCLED PAPER PRODUCTS made by Seventh Generation contain whey (paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, not sure what else they make).  Just wanted to give a heads up.
Cassandra Posted at 2014/12/03 6:22pm reply to

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Arrrgh!
Ross Posted at 2014/12/04 8:24am reply to

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Seriously... :/ Do we know if any of the others like natural value have whey?
mollyjade Posted at 2014/12/06 5:37pm reply to

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I thought all recycled paper isn't vegan. It's one of those things where neither choice is very good and you just have to make a decision and stick with it.
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