Most of the recycled paper used for MARCAL® products comes from Township and Collection Agencies, and is primarily made up of used magazines, bulk mailings (junk mail), office paper waste and computer paper, in addition to scraps or trimmings from printers which would otherwise end up in landfills.
Only bath tissue rolls which are sold as single units are wrapped individually in order to provide packaging to identify the product on the store shelf. Marcal® 20 count bath tissue rolls were previously individually wrapped within the plastic bundle. However, many consumers expressed concern over the wasteful use of the paper wrapping, so we have eliminated this double packaging.
Marcal® brand paper products are designed for general household use. Marcal does not recommend or endorse the use of any of its paper products in microwave or any other type of oven. There are many different types and power levels of microwave ovens; we recommend that you refer to the owner’s manual for the appliance or contact the oven manufacturer to determine what types of product can or cannot be used in your specific appliance.
All of Marcal® bath tissue products are septic safe for “Normal Use” in all “Properly Operating Systems”, and, according to a leading consumer publication, Marcal® brand bath tissue adequately “breaks up” when used in this setting.
“Normal Use” means that you do not use an excessively large amount of bathroom tissue at one time.
“Properly Operating Systems” means that the toilet plumbing and/or septic systems are operating correctly without any problems.
As we (Soundview Paper Company) do not know the actual working condition of your system, it is the consumer’s responsibility to know the operating condition of their specific systems.
Marcal® bath tissue products are safe to use for “Normal Use” in all “Properly Operating Systems” (see above for definitions of those terms). We recommend using the Marcal® one-ply 1000 sheets per roll product for boats, campers, and RV’s, as it “breaks up” slightly faster than our 2-ply product.
Essentially, all paper products are biodegradable; however, they must be exposed to certain conditions in order to degrade, such as the presence of sufficient oxygen, moisture, and bacteria. Marcal® Paper Products are biodegradable where these proper conditions exist.
Soundview Paper Company does not use elemental chlorine in any part of our manufacturing process. Soundview Paper Company whitens its products using a proprietary process that strips out the color from the paper fibers without using chlorine bleach.