“‘Issue With Tissue” Sustainability Scorecard Flunks Charmin and Other Toilet Paper Brands”
“NRDC/Stand.earth Report Exposes the “Tree-to-Toilet Pipeline” Destroying Canada’s Boreal Forest”
“A new report takes the largest tissue companies to task for destroying North American forests and exacerbating the world’s climate crisis. “The Issue with Tissue” reveals Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, and Georgia-Pacific use zero recycled content in their at-home toilet paper, instead relying on ancient trees clear-cut from the Canadian boreal forest (the “Amazon of the North”). The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stand.earth includes a scorecard grading the sustainability of toilet paper and other tissue products. The average American uses three rolls of toilet paper a week—and major brands’ refusal to create more sustainable products makes consumers unwittingly complicit in flushing forests down the toilet,” by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Read more
“A Shopper’s Guide to Home Tissue Products”
“In the United States, we consume more than 15 billion pounds of tissue each year—more than 50 pounds per person. It’s taking a major toll on forests like the Canadian boreal.”
By Patrick Rogers, NRDC. Read more
Blogger Klein is a long-time supporter/contributor to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a member of their Council of 1,000.