How much chems in tissue cardboard tubes?

The first time I saw Kimberly Clark’s Scott Naturals Tube-Free bath tissue advertising, the first thought that popped into my head is how much chemicals demand will be reduced if all toilet tissue in the US will not use these cardboard tubes?

I’m pretty sure these cardboard tubes use adhesives and since the tubes itself are made of wood pulp, caustic soda comes to mind.

Kimberly Clark said this new innovation will reduce 160m pounds of waste coming from an estimated 17bn bath tissue tubes US households consume annually. Not to mention the savings they will get from eliminating material use and weight in transportation/distribution.

The products are currently being market tested at Walmart and Sam’s Club across the US.

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