Many online resources suggest that processed Chlorine free (PCF) and TCF toilet papers are more environmentally friendly than elemental Chlorine free (ECF) toilet papers. Although I can find a lot of actually existing PCF products, I couldn't find any actual TCF toilet papers. Do they really exist in reality?

  • Welcome to Sustainable Living! PCF = TCF + recycled content, so any product classified as PCF is also TCF. Or are you looking for TCF paper which isn't PCF?
    – THelper
    Aug 11, 2017 at 13:31
  • @THelper Thanks for your answer. Can you give a source for the information? I wasn't aware of that fact. And yes, it's also good to know whether pure TCF exists.
    – xuhdev
    Aug 11, 2017 at 13:42

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The table on this Conservatree.org webpage explains that Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) means it's Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) plus it has recycled content. So all the PCF papers you found are also TCF.

Conservatree.org also has listings for recycled and PCF paper products, including this relatively large list of toilet paper for consumer usage (US and Canada oriented). I'm not aware of any toilet paper that is TCF and not PCF.

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