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02/26/2009 06:34 AM ID: 77264 Permalink   

Soft Toilet Paper Rough on Forests

 

Americans love soft toilet paper, but is it worth the price? Millions of trees in North and Latin America are cut every year for it. Even though recycled material is equal in cost to make, it's the fibers in the live trees that give it its fluff.

Environmentalists haven't let it go unnoticed. Greenpeace issued a national guide on the the environmental soundness of different brands. Only 2% of the toilet paper bought in the U.S. is recycled. In Europe it makes up about 20%.

Americans use an average of 23.6 rolls every year per capita, and not many seem willing to give up the fluffy stuff, not even for Mother Nature.

 
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  3 Comments
  
  meep  
 
yeah its just the one place where u don't want to get a rash cause of poor quality paper. I don't blame them, unless they find an alternative to toilet paper, maybe "sea shells" :p
 
  by: securityunion     02/26/2009 08:50 AM     
  If we get to that point  
 
I'll just swear at the ticket machine a few times.
 
  by: Jaded Fox     02/26/2009 11:32 AM     
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haha.. nice Demolition Man reference.
 
  by: vash_the_stampede     02/27/2009 01:44 PM     
 
 
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