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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 02:53 PM
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Boycott Koch Industries produts. Here's the list.
Earlier today I rea a dU post asking that we boycott Koch Bros. products, but didn't provide a list. I spent some time with google and came up with a llist of consumer products to stay away from.


(Georgia-Pacific products)
Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes
All Georgia-Pacific lumber and building products *more detailed list below*
(INVISTA Products)
Lycra
Stainmaster Carpet
CoolMax



They also have a big commercial business in the same areas as listed above, and most of us can't have an impact on that, but if enough of the Pmerican people refuse to buy any of he consumer goods made by this company, I'msure we can put a hurt n their wallet...at least enough to get noticed.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 02:54 PM
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1. I generally don't boycott union-made products.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:01 PM
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2. It's your choice of course, but whith all the $$ they're are/have poured into
denying climate cnge, supporting the Teabagers, giving to Pub candidates, and ads against all Dem candidates across the country (I would think that's also against unions) I was simply asking for a boycott. It's everyone's individual choice to do so or not.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:02 PM
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3. Oh noooooo, not the Angel Soft...Dang...nt
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 10:03 PM
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19. Yeah, and LYCRA...
Geez, just about everything good I own has lycra in it. :(
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:07 PM
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4. Thanks for posting. Valuable info.
:hi:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:09 PM
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5. Do you have a link for that?
I'm interested in seeing the extended list.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 04:09 PM
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14. After searching lots of sites and making my own list, I found this one.
http://messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_us/articles.php?boa...

I double checked to make sure everything I found was the same as theirs & felt more comfortable posting theirs just for people who asked where I got the info.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 04:12 PM
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15. Thanks!
:hi:
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:18 PM
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6. This is a good example of why boycotts are of limited use. Store & Industry boycotts are of some use
Boycotting lycra--which is a component of products--is incredibly hard to stay vigilant about. Inspiring people to boycott a laundry list of products is unrealistic. If you intersect it with all the other products, it becomes overwhelming. It leads to a sense of guilt (working 10 hours a day I didn't want to clean plates after my daughter's 10th BD party, but all they had were Georgia-Pacific paper products! gosh I feel so bad..) and disempowerment.

If I boycotted every product that used egregiously exploited labor, donated to Republicans, harmed the earth, etc., I'd have to be lucky enough to be able to take the time and have the resources to build a cob hut in the country. Boycotting "all grapes" was fairly easy in the 1970s. You just bought another fruit and it sent a message. Boycotting Target for political, non-economic reasons is fairly easy. You just don't walk in and you buy your cheap plastic shit elsewhere.

Boycotting for moral/political reasons is demoralizing, favors the upper class who can afford to be choosy, and in many cases is just downright impossible to navigate.

I think, instead, we need to remember our power as workers and producers, not as consumers.
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billlll Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 04:05 PM
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13. boycotts WORK! S.Africa rulers 1980 feared boycotts, strikes not bombs
Keep up good work OP-er
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:30 PM
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7. That list makes me think of W.R. Hearst
Edited on Fri Sep-10-10 03:30 PM by Froward69
and his Marijuana prohibition efforts. lots of paper interests and the threat Hemp has with producing Paper instead of forests.

notice lots of Toilet paper the Koch's produce? possibly because of all the shit they shovel? :rofl:
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:32 PM
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8. Shit. I love Quilted Northern.
but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:39 PM
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10. double advantage
if you switch to recycled TP... "according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, if every household in the U.S. replaced just one roll (500 sheets) of virgin-fiber toilet paper with 100 percent recycled TP, we'd save almost half a million trees"
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:47 PM
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12. Coincidentally, I just bought recycled TP last week for the first time
ever.. as well as recycled paper towels. The paper towels kinda suck, but I haven't tried the TP yet.

No matter, though. I will continue to be recycled because I believe in the cause.

Thanks for your post! :)
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 10:11 PM
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20. Go with Kirkland Signature. I swear by it
It's a great two-ply TP from Costco.

And what's good is that you'd be buying from a true-blue company.

Hawkeye-X
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:37 PM
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9. Toilet paper is terrible for our forests
It would be nice if people would try to get used to the tp made from recyled paper anyway.

I try to boycott all paper/timber companies as much as possible. They're all terrible for the land and the workers.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 03:41 PM
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11. thank you!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 04:52 PM
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16. In other words, please don't BUY the Charmin. n/t
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 10:35 PM
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21. I use Marcal t.p. and paper towels
It's not as soft as some products, but a great improvement over previous recycled products.

http://www.marcalsmallsteps.com /

I only use cloth napkins and clean most things with dishcloths and rags. It's much better for the environment and saves money as well.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 06:14 PM
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17. K&R
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 09:56 PM
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18. Thank you! Home Depot has a sale on Stainmaster carpet, and I was seriously thinking of getting a
quote.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-12-10 08:28 AM
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22. K&R
NGU.

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