The toilet paper revolution is upon us.
USA Today reports that Kimberly-Clark, one of the largest toilet paper manufacturers, is testing a new tubeless variety of toilet paper that may spell the end of the cardboard tubes inside forever.
Starting Monday, consumers living in the Northeast will have the option to buy Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores.
“If sales take off, it may introduce the line nationally and globally — and even consider adapting the technology into its paper towel brands,” the paper reports.
This evolution is part of Kimberly-Clark’s broader goal of being more environmentally friendly and reducing the waste that comes from consumers throwing away the tubes, not to mention the last few sheets of toilet paper that usually get stuck to it.
But while the company may have a good motive for this change, there will be a downside for the average toilet paper user. Your toilet paper may no longer have a perfect circle in the center of it.
“The center hole isn’t perfect. However, it holds the shape down to the last few sheets, or about 95 percent of the roll,” said Doug Daniels, Scott’s brand manager, in an interview with AOL.
As if that lack of symmetry wasn’t bad enough, what will children (and obscenely bored adults) do now when they want to make brilliant craft projects out of toilet paper rolls?
The world, as we know it, is unraveling too fast.
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