I read this article the other day and it kinda shocked me. I didn’t realize that my choice in toilet paper had such far reaching implications. I guess there’s more of that then we realize. We use so many products that we know nothing about (where they come from, which sort of labor is used, how it gets here, etc).
According to the Greenpeace website, it takes 90 years to grow a box of Kleenex tissue. It seems really ubsurd to me that we are cutting down 100 year old trees for tissue. In addition, their site says that Kimberly Clark (Scott, Cottonelle) refuses to use recycled paper in their products.
Greenpeace makes a pocket guide, to help you make a more responsible choice, but basically, just buy recycled. Believe me, trees are important enough to make the effort.
You hippy you! It’s entirely true, though. We have a much greater impact on this resilient planet than most people seem to realize. Thanks for posting this!
90 years! That’s insane… especially considering how many runny noses live in my house alone. Talk about footprint guilt. Thanks for the link…. I’m going to check out that pocket guide right now…