HIGHTOWER: Cotton-Fluff

And now for something truly different: cotton toilet tissue.Who says we do not live in exciting times?Some Scots and some Texans (wouldn't you know it?) have teamed up to produce the world's first and only 100-percent, pure-cotton bathroom tissue, sold under the name of "Cotton Fluff."Do we really need this? Yes we do, say the good folks of Cotton Fluff, pointing out the AMAZING! but little known fact that the average person flushes an entire tree down the toilet every year in the form of toilet paper. So instead of just sitting there feeling guilty about being an accomplice to tree slaughter, you can literally take matters into your own hands by reaching for the zero tree-cutting option of cotton.Let's see: 250 million Americans, times one tree each year, equals 250 million trees a year that could flourish, instead of getting flushed. That would make a nice forest -- and lift a lot of the guilt you tree-huggers are carrying around.But doesn't cotton require tons of chemicals, tractor fuel and other environmentally-costly inputs to produce? Not this cotton. The company is importing short-fiber, low-grade cotton produced on very small farms in Turkey, India and elsewhere that use no chemicals and often use no motorized equipment at all. This cotton is then brought to factories in Los Angeles and Albuquerque where it is processed into rolls of tissue. Cotton Fluff is made by adding water to cotton -- no dioxins are used to bleach it and no chemical dyes, inks or perfumes are added. Bottom line: the product is totally biodegradable and environmentally friendly.Think about it: Making environmental progress in the privacy of your own privy! To find out more, contact the Cotton Fluff folks on 512-869-7049.

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