100% Recycled Paper Towels - Unbleached

6 rolls per package

Retail Price: $17.69

Our Price: $9.79 (Save 45%)

6 rolls per package

Why You’ll Love It

These hard-working paper towels absorb spills quickly, even when wet - and give you one more way to reduce your household's impact on the environment. Seventh Generation™ paper towels are unbleached, 100% recycled and free of dyes, inks, and fragrances.
SKU: 732913137374

About This Brand

If we’re truly focused on caring for seven generations of tomorrows, how do we care for what you need today? It’s really quite simple. In caring for the future, we believe we are creating brighter solutions for right now. Solutions for your home, your family, and your environment that protect and nurture your well-being today, open the door to a more sustainable world for generations yet to come. By making conscious choices, we believe the earth will return the favor and continue to care for us, too. All Seventh Generation products are not acutely toxic and are free of chronic toxicants; these and all other product benefits are clearly promoted to our consumers.
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Seventh Generation Paper Towels are made from 100% recycled paper, with a minimum of 50% post-consumer content. Brown color paper towels are unwhitened.

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Reviews For 100% Recycled Paper Towels - Unbleached

Based on 16 Reviews

Great paper towels!

I was skeptical when first purchasing these paper towels, but they work just as well as normal paper towels. They are a little thinner, but they get the job done and are great for the environment.

- Ashley


I was Leary when I saw them, but they work just as well

- Brooke

Good purchase

These are stronger than I thought they would be and I always love using recycled paper. Will buy again.

- Kat

Thin, non-absorbent, like a piece of paper.

I bought these even though my instinct was to trust what some of the other reviewers said about them not being very good. They are just like or maybe even worse than the brown paper towels in bathrooms at public stores and bathrooms. They tear very easily when dry and even easier when wet. They don't absorb very much liquid and you need twice or three times as many to get the job done. I love the fact that they are 100% recycled and are not bleached, but they just don't compare to the paper towels I usually buy. I am used to the thick, soft, absorbent Bounty paper towels and these don't compare in any way. Don't waste your money on these if you are used to super thick paper towels because you will be disappointed. Too bad because I use a lot of paper towels for cleaning and was really hoping these would be good :(

- Cara

good paper towels

I like these paper towels, the size is good, they are better for the environment without bleach and made from recycled paper. I felt they do a good job of absorbing and they are strong enough.

- Karyn

Won't buy again

These paper towels just don't cut it for me. I love that they are made from recycled paper and are unbleached, but that's about it. They aren't very absorbent or strong. I find myself having to use more of them because of this and I don't think that's good in the long run. To provide a good comparison, think gas station paper towels. You know the towels that come out of the dispenser on the wall? Yep, that's exactly what they are like. Won't be buying them again unfortunately.

- Jennifer

Great alternative to bleached paper towels!

These work just like normal paper towels except one step better for us and the environment. My only complaint is the sections do not tear apart easily to use just a smaller section when needed.

- Heather

Pretty Good

Strong enough, absorbent enough...
REALLY COOL that it's recycled and unbleached

- Deborah

Works for me

Worked for me. Seventh Gen is a little pricey, but these ones on thrive were still cheaper than my Whole Foods. Thanks for offering on TM!

- Brit

Not so absorbent, Not so Sturdy

We love Seventh Gen but these just weren't practical b/c they would shred when ripping them off the role and we would need to use two at times when only one would be necessary with a standard paper towel. We won't be getting these again but will keep getting the dishwasher soap which we love and hope that Thrive starts carrying their trash bags which are great. I would also love to see Thrive carry their laundry detergent which is also great.

- Caitlin

Works great in the kitchen

I won't spend a day in my kitchen without these. They soak up everything and they last quite well.

They are such a good brand and such a good product that it is easy to look past their higher price.

It pays to pay more for quality products, especially when they are so earth friendly.

- Tarah H.


This is a touch durable paper towel that absorbs a lot. My husband uses these in his shop and I rely on them in my kitchen. I love that they a biodegradable and compostable.

The only thing that I do not like about them is the price. They are awfully expensive when you are used to paying a third of that price. However, they are jumbo rolls and they do work great.

- Sheila T.

Eh, not as good as standard towels

I have to admit, I buy a lot of things that aren't the best for the environment, but I'm trying to get better so I bought these with that effort in mind.

But these just aren't as good as the standard towels. They're not as strong and absorbent, and they feel a little cheaper when you touch them. They clean things up, it just takes more to do the job. But I'll keep buying these because it's good for environment.

- Kellen E.

Great absorbent towels

These recycled paper towels are no different than the real thing. A lot of people have this fear that recycled paper isn't as good, but the truth is, it's probably stronger than regular paper towels, and it's much easier on the environment than using standard towels.

- Kathy Edwards

Environmental Choice

I was worried that these recycled paper towels wouldn't absorb as much liquid, but it turns out that I had no reason to be concerned. These paper towels are just as absorbant and as useful as their white varieties. I love that these are made from recycled materials, so I don't feel nearly as wasteful while using them. It doesn't have the chlorine bleached white color that most paper towels are known for, and it helps turn waste paper into something that's serviceable again. I love supporting the environment in a way that barely changes my own life but helps the Earth.

- Bethany C.

Great for kids

If you have kids and you constantly need to have tissues handy, then these paper towels are a must have for you. Fresh smelling, clean and absorbent, these towels serve a big purpose in the kitchen as well as in the car when you go out with kids as they will be needing tissues all the way from cleaning their nose to wiping their hands and clothes and what not. I buy them in bundles to avoid shortage. It’s a great product for personal satisfaction.

- Jacob Peters

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