Recycla has talked about toilet paper before, but it bears repeating: Buying conventional TP made from virgin fibers is a terrible idea. This is an eco sin reserved almost exclusively for Americans, where most toilet paper is not made from any recycled content and, in fact, far too much of it is coming from old-growth forests.
So imagine her dismay to find out that Americans’ desire for super soft cushy TP and other paper goods is negatively impacting endangered tigers in Sumatra, where more than half of the forests have been pulped into American paper products.
Luckily, you can easily do your part to slow down the deforestation. Start buying TP, paper towels, and napkins made from recycled content. It’s that simple. If you want to do even more, switch from paper towels to cloth rags and start using cloth napkins on occasion. You’ll not only produce less waste, you’ll spend less money in the process.
To learn more, click on the WWF link above.
Tell the Eco Women: Do you use recycled content paper goods?