Scott Tube-Free Bath Tissue Review

Disclaimer: I was sent a 12-pack of Scott Tube-Free Bath Tissue to review and was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.

The Scott brand has come out with a new type of bath tissue – tube-free – meaning they left the tube out of the middle of the roll.

After testing this bath tissue out I found that it is the same quality as the regular Scott tissue and nothing has changed except the cardboard tube has been removed out of the center. That is good news if you like using Scott brand bath tissue.

The bath tissue I tested out was the Scott Naturals (40% recycled fiber) Tube-Free. I really liked the thickness, softness, and sturdiness of the tissue but you really don’t want to know about that if you are reading this review. You want to know what the difference is with the tube removed.

Well, for starters having the tube removed out of the bath tissue saves a lot of trees and if you are into green living and helping to save the planet the Scott tube-free tissue might be something you want to consider. They estimate that 17 billion bath tissue tubes are tossed out each year and that’s a lot of waste.

Second, and most important, what does the roll of Scott tube-free bath tissue look like without the roll. You can see my before picture below. The roll is almost round like a regular roll of bath tissue and the center is “woobly” and uneven. It takes a little bit of extra time to get it on the rod but not anything that would be a bother.

scott tube-free bath tissue review

Here is the after picture. The bath tissue is almost gone and you can see that the roll almost completely loses it shape. It does remain on the holder rod with no problem because the bath tissue is thick and sturdier enough to keep it together but it doesn’t look pretty. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t care what it looks like and would like to help “save a tree” then this wouldn’t matter to you.

scott tube-free bath tissue review

An 8-pack of Scott Natural Tube-Free is available in the 12-pack for $8.50 and 30-pack for a suggested price of $18.49 and is sold exclusively at select Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in the northeast United States right now but it will be coming to a store near you in the future. Of course you may find it cheaper depending on the store, coupons, and sales.

Scott Tube-Free Bath Tissue is available in:

  • Scott Naturals
  • Scott Extra Soft
  • Scott 1000
  • Scott Rapid Dissolving


  • Same heavy-duty quality bath tissue as other Scott tissue products
  • helps to save trees by not using as much paper since the tube is missing


  • the rolls loses it shape
  • slightly more expensive than the other Scott bath tissue


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  1. Tim O'Brien says:

    It took me three different trips to grocery stores to find the tube free,finally got it,of course whenI get it home,the inside of the roll is squished

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