Recycled Toilet Paper—Questions Arise On How Toilet Paper Manufacturers Get The Shit Out
Everywhere you look you see recycled products. Newspapers are made with recycled newspapers. Recycled bags in the grocery store, recycled paper towels. Meltingclocktimes.com salutes the paper industry’s endeavours to save trees by using recycled paper. But we have to draw the line on toilet paper. Just how do you get the shit out? And is it even possible to get the shit completely out? Are toilet paper companies sacrificing our health and sanitation for profits? Recycled toilet paper may look white, but we believe it still must harbour bacteria. We do not want to look closely and we will certainly not smell it to test if all the shit got cleaned out.
Meltingclocktimes.com launched an investigation into this dirty business of recycling toilet paper. MCT CEO and head investigative reporter, Brian Friedkin took a trip to a local sewage treatment plant to discover just how and under what conditions the toilet paper companies gather up the used toilet paper. He reports:
I entered through the sewage plant gates and saw many huge concrete vats of steaming shit. The smell was strong. An employee
came up to me and asked, “Can I help you with something?”
“Yes,“ I said, “I am a reporter and I am doing an investigation on the recycled toilet paper industry. Do toilet paper company trucks come here and scoop out used toilet paper?”
“What?” said the man with an odd laugh like I wasn’t serious. “Why would they do that?”
“Come on. You must know. They have to get toilet paper that they recycle from somewhere. A sewage treatment plant is the only logical place.”
“I have worked at and been to many sewage treatment plants and believe me, I have never heard of that.”
“So are you saying that the toilet paper companies don’t use the paper from this particular plant, or are you saying they don’t use any paper to recycle—they make it out of thin air?”
“I don’t know anything about this buddy.”
“Why can’t you talk about it? Is there something to hide?”
“If you don’t mind I have to get back to work. If you don’t leave I will have to call up security.”
“Come on man, level with me,” I said. “What kind of operation is going on here?”
“Good day,” said the man. “I told you I will call security if you don’t leave.”
As I walked out of the plant I wondered why does a sewage treatment plant need security guards? Why was the man reluctant to talk? Perhaps there is something going on in the recycled toilet paper industry that they don’t want people to know about. I had to find out.
I got on I-5 and headed an hour north to the next city that had a substantial sewage treatment plant. I got out of my car and walked past smelly concrete tanks to a small office. I said to a man in the office, “Hello. I am a reporter and I want to ask you, what do you know about the recycled toilet paper industry?”
“I don’t know anything about it. I don’t even know why you are asking me.”
“Come on,” I said, “spill the beans. Tell me about the trucks that come here.”
“I don’t know anything. Trucks?”
I had to grease him to get to the truth. Other publications will not be forthright about methods they use to get information–Meltingclocktimes.com will. I pulled out my wallet to slap down a fifty to get him to talk. Unfortunately I didn’t have a fifty—not even a twenty. I had a ten and a five and I needed the five for gas to get home. I threw a ten on the counter and said, “Come on. Talk. Tell me the truth.”
“What? You are giving me ten bucks to tell the truth? About what?”
“About the trucks.”
“Ok.” The man grabbed the ten spot and said, “Yeah. The trucks come here every day. Yeah.”
“So they come here and scoop out the paper with some elaborate machinery?”
“Yeah, that’s right. Every day.”
So now I had a witness of a vast secret operation in the recycled toilet paper industry. The question was why is everything under wraps? The answer is obvious. Used toilet paper is a bacteria laden vile product. The working conditions for the people that process this used toilet paper must be horrendous. And also the end users, or should I say the rear end users, are using a fecal mater infested disease carrying product that has been dyed white.
The recycled toilet paper industry is taking advantage of the environmentally conscious public and giving them an unsanitary product in order to make big profits. However, Meltingclocktimes.com does not advocate destroying trees for virgin toilet paper either. According to the National Resource Defense Council “If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper (500 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 423,900 trees.”
But recycled toilet paper is not something we would touch. Meltingclocktimes.com recommends that you do not use any toilet paper.