3.06.2009

a guide to recycled tissues, toilet paper and papertowels


I got an email today from Greenpeace, they have created a handy guide to who is using recycled paper and who is not... just take a look and make sure that the products you are using in your home are NOT using virgin wood cut down for the single use of providing toilet paper, tissues and paper towels, this just seems so obvious... need we say more!

The chart will also show you who uses harmful bleaches to get their products white -- now really, why does toilet paper need to be white!? Go to Europe and it is NEVER white and Never soft... does anyone really care!

You can also go a step further, I was irritated to see that Target stores use virgin wood for it's products and nothing recycled... write them a letter! it's easy to just write a short letter to state your point.

click here for the Greenpeace Tissue Guide

2 comments:

lesley said...

thanks for passing this along. It's amazing how many companies don't use any recycled fibers.

Jeff said...

Save Trees? Save money and the Earth and be clean at the same time! Get serious and add Bathroom Bidet Sprayers to all your bathrooms. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off” Available at www.bathroomsprayers.com with these you won't even need toilet paper any more, just a towel to dry off! Don’t worry, you can still leave some out for guests and can even make it the soft stuff without felling guilty. It's cheap and can be installed without a plumber; and runs off the same water line to your toilet. You'll probably pay for it in a few months of toilet paper savings. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. As for water use a drought is always a concern and must be dealt with prudently but please remember that in the big picture the industrial water users always far exceed the water use of household users and in the case of toilet paper manufacture it is huge. The pollution and significant power use from that manufacturing process also contributes to global warming so switching to a hand bidet sprayer and lowering your toilet paper use is very green in multiple ways.