Why is this year’s paper towels the most disgusting?
“I don’t think you can get any worse than this,” he said.
“I know I don’t.”
The hallowens’ paper towels are the worst in the nation, the worst ever, according to the American Consumer Products Association, a trade group that represents retailers and manufacturers of paper towels.
Their worst offender is cottonelle, a name synonymous with a paper towel that resembles a plastic bag.
The word “cotton” is a combination of “colon” and “elle,” the name of a mythical creature from Greek mythology.
The cottonelle name was chosen because it was associated with cotton, which was a staple of the cloth industry during the Middle Ages.
The company’s president, Michael Lutz, said the word “Cottonelle” was a nod to its iconic packaging.
“There’s no other brand that’s better,” he told The Washington Post.
Cottonelle’s worst offender?
Paper towels that are made of “soft” paper, according the trade group.
Those soft paper towels have a soft, paper-like texture that is more prone to catching and holding onto the skin than the harder paper towels that people often use.
The soft paper towel is the only kind of paper towel made of cellulose, a polymer that can become soft over time, according a University of North Carolina professor who studies cellulose and other materials.
That makes it more prone than soft paper to tearing and cracking.
The hard-to-clean paper towel, which is usually used to hold water or laundry detergent, is a more likely culprit.
Cottonelles’ worst offender might be the paper towels used in their most popular products, which can be found at grocery stores and in office supplies stores.
They are typically white, white, yellow or blue, according Lutz.
The most common cottonelle culprit?
White cotton towels that contain polyester fibers that are used in clothes and other apparel.
“We have to look at the cottonelle as a whole, not just the cottonlettes,” said Elizabeth Johnson, the president of the National Paper Towel Association, which represents companies that make and sell paper towels and other paper products.
Cottonlettes are “a very expensive product,” Johnson said.
She noted that most cottonelle manufacturers sell their products in bulk, which makes it difficult to keep track of which paper towels they are producing.
“It is a problem when you have so many different brands,” she said.
Cottonlles’ most egregious offender?
Styrofoam paper towels made from polyester and cotton.
These paper towels can be very messy, the American Association of Paper Towels told the Post.
“Polyester is one of the most flammable materials in the world,” Johnson added.
“If a paper towels is thrown in a fire, it could catch fire.”
The group also noted that polyester-based paper towels contain a number of chemicals that can burn skin.
Polyester fibers are a common ingredient in paper towels because they are more durable and have a longer shelf life than other materials, according NAPTO.
NAPTELLS’ biggest problem is that cottonelle has become so ubiquitous that it is no longer a niche product, said John A. Mackey, who runs the American Society of Paper Supplies, a national trade association that represents paper towels producers and manufacturers.
“People are getting used to using cottonelle and are not aware of the problems,” he added.