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How can bath tissue be both "100% recycled" and "50% post-consumer recycled material"?

The other 50% is recovered process waste - material that has been processed and recycled before it was ever sold to the consumer. It’s all recycled, but originates from different phases of the product ...
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Is there any eco-friendly option for condom?

There is something called Reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance (RISUG, see Wikipedia page for more details) which is alternative to a condom which is 100% eco friendly. In short, it a one ...
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Quick "non-shower" after morning bicycle commute

You could take a small, fast-drying (outdoor) towel with you and wash your underarms (usually the most dominant source of smell) in the toilet.
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About the hygiene of my organic trash can/rubbish bin

Our system works differently (we're responsible for an outside container as well as the indoor one) but I clean it as little as possible. The inside one can be lined (unusually, we can use plastic ...
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What harmful products are used in shampoo, conditioner and body wash that I should avoid?

Here is a good resource for compounds which can be harmful, although they are more related to health rather than environmental concern. That said, anything which is toxic to humans is likely toxic to ...
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Is it healthy to brush teeth only with tea tree oil?

NO! Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed, so I'd strongly advise against any intake of tea tree oil, and even more so if you are using it regularly. Even if you spit it out, some may be left behind ...
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Alternatives to Naphthalene

As I understand the smell is the problem. The naphthelene masks the smell but it too is a problem. So the issue is "How to reduce the smell" One answer is to cover it up. Anotehr answer is to ...
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Quick "non-shower" after morning bicycle commute

The cause of body odour are the chemical produced by bacteria that live on the skin in warm, moist areas like the armpits and on feet. One way to reduce the amount of bacteria is to kill them off ...
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About the hygiene of my organic trash can/rubbish bin

I accumulate compost in a small stainless steel bucket with a lid and a handle originally sold as an icebucket, though they gave up and now label it a compost bucket. I have had it for decades. We do ...
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Is there any eco-friendly option for condom?

There's another completely natural and sustainable and reusable alternative, although NOT vegan. Its the lambskin condom, made from lamb's intestines.
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Sustainable diapers?

Look for the adult stuff... I read here they advise to use a booster pad or "diaper doubler". Maybe this is a solution for your case? Also they are talking about "long-lasting" diaper ...
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Hygiene issues with "If it's yellow, let it mellow."

Urine has enough digestible stuff in it that bacteria will breed, however most of these will be harmless. I have lived in houses wehre this was the practice, and there was no need to clean the ...
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Hygiene issues with "If it's yellow, let it mellow."

"Letting it mellow" may lead to an earlier need to clean the toilet. If the toilet is cleaned using toilet cleaner, you may find that the ecological impact of the additional toilet cleaner used means ...
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What non-toxic products can I use to keep my kitchen counters clean and safe?

If you want commercial products check out Good Guide, they rank products based on ingredient hazards and larger environmental impact. They have an extremely large database and rank things from ...
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