Toilet Paper Facts
Q. What is a Quilted Northern Mega roll?
A. Mega roll is our longer lasting toilet paper roll. It is 4 regular rolls in 1. This allows you to change your toilet paper roll less often, since it has 4x as many sheets.
Q. What is distinctive about Quilted Northern Ultra Plush®?
Q. What is distinctive about Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong®?
Quilted Northern Soft & Strong® toilet paper has two soft, durable layers that flex and hold up, so you don’t have to choose between comfort and strength.
Q. Is Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® or Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® scented?
A. No, all Quilted Northern® toilet paper is unscented.
Q. What keeps the three plies of Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® bonded together?
A. Georgia-Pacific's proprietary mechanical bonding process uses pressure to bond the three plies in Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® together.
Q. What are the ingredients in Quilted Northern Ultra Plush®? Is it made of recycled material?
A. Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® is primarily made of virgin pulp fiber. While Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® is not made of recycled materials, it is 100% biodegradable.
Q. Is Quilted Northern® toilet paper biodegradable?
A. Yes, Quilted Northern® toilet paper is 100% biodegradable. This means that when our toilet paper is discarded, the substances that make up our toilet paper are able to be decomposed.
Q. Are Quilted Northern Ultra Plush® and Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® septic safe?
A. Yes, all Quilted Northern® toilet paper is flushable and septic safe for standard sewer and septic systems. You'll notice the septic safe icon on Quilted Northern® packaging as an indication.
Q. Does Quilted Northern® offer eco-friendly toilet paper?
Yes, the Quilted Northern® brand knows the importance of thinking about tomorrow. This is why we
produce all of our toilet paper sustainably, from responsibly sourced trees to innovative and efficient
manufacturing processes. With the addition of new Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ to our existing
line up of Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong® and Quilted Northern Ultra Plush®, all of our
products are created from renewable materials and are 100% biodegradable. With Quilted Northern®
EcoComfort™, we are committed to taking additional steps to protect our natural resources and
reduce our environmental impact. Learn more about Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ below
Q. Is Quilted Northern® certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative?
A. Yes, our wood and fiber sourcing (procurement) practices are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified Sourcing Standard. As a company that does not own forestland, SFI Fiber Sourcing certification is a vital platform for improving sustainable forestry practices on all lands, and assures that our wood sourcing practices are legal and sustainable.
Q. How is Quilted Northern toilet paper made?
A. Trees are harvested from sustainable forests, the bark is removed, and the trees are “chipped” into small pieces. These wood chips are softened to separate pulp fibers from lignin. The lignin is used as a fuel, minimizing waste, and the pulp fibers are washed and bleached to become paper stock. This paper stock is then dried, softened and cut into smaller rolls to make the soft yet strong biodegradable toilet paper you know as Quilted Northern®.
More on Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™
Q. How is Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ different from recycled toilet paper products?
A. Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ is the first earth-friendly toilet paper with the
premium softness and strength you expect from Quilted Northern®. Instead of
using recycled fiber, our innovative manufacturing technology and forestry
practices make it environmentally friendly. With 3 trees planted for every tree
used and a product that’s 3x thicker and 4x stronger than the leading value
brand, Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ is the first toilet paper crafted for comfort
Q. How does Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ plant 3 trees for every one used?
A. We believe it is important to give more than you take. For every one tree we use,
two trees are planted in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and one tree
is replanted by our suppliers.
Q. Are the trees used to make Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ sustainably sourced?
A. All trees are responsibly sourced and certified to the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative® Fiber Sourcing Standard, which set the rules that are followed by
commercial forest land managers.
Q. How is the manufacturing technology energy-efficient?
A. The papermaking process requires large amounts of heat and water to turn fiber
‘slush’ into dry tissue. Our proprietary manufacturing technology allows us to be
efficient with our use of water and energy by recycling the water and
mechanically removing a portion of water before drying. This process minimizes
our carbon footprint, which is further offset by the use of 100% renewable,
bio-mass fuel and energy credits.
Q. What is 100% renewable, bio-mass power?
A. Bark, wood residues and by-products from pulping are used to create energy at
our paper plant. Biomass fuels reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and
demand for purchased electricity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Q. What is plant-based, recyclable packaging?
A. The majority of EcoComfort™ packaging (52%) is made from bio-based materials,
specifically sugarcane, rather than entirely from fossil-fuels like in traditional
packaging. Our plant-based packaging is also 100% recyclable – just take it to your
local store drop-off. For more information on recycling or to find a drop-off
location near you, visit www.how2recycle.info.
Q. How can I be sure that Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ has the level of softness that
I have come to expect from Quilted Northern®?
A. Quilted Northern® EcoComfort™ has a premium softness guarantee! If you are not satisfied, we will give you your money back. Find out more here.