“All tissues are not created equal!” says Greenpeace. “Americans could save more than 400,000 trees if each family replaced just one roll of virgin toilet paper in their home with a roll of recycled.” Wait a minute…what?
One does not have to be a devout tree-hugger to know that trees are worth saving, that is, if an earthling enjoys breathing on this planet. Many times the easiest ways to be tree-responsible are the best ways. The free “Greenpeace Tissue Guide” application is a tool for discerning which toilet paper, paper towel, paper napkins and tissue brands contain 100% recycled content and which ones do not.
Making tissue paper products is actually easier when the companies use recycled materials instead of virgin trees, so the easy solution to the daily burning up of forests, for no reasonable reason, is to stop buying the antiquated brands that irresponsibly do not use recycled tissue.
There are actually quite a few brands that refuse to evolve and use recycled materials, and in the New York location, which the App determined in order to give the user information relevant to their locale, about half of the brands in local stores do not use any recycled tissue. Even “Scott Naturals” abuses its own name by killing virgin trees to make up 60% of its product.
The “Greenpeace Tissue Guide” App gives a rating of whether each product should be avoided or is safe, and the details display the percent of post consumer recycled materials, percent of overall recycled materials and the method of the bleaching process, which can also be harmful to the water supply when the paper reaches the ground.
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