Tree-Huggers Coming for your Toilet Paper
You can have my Charmin when you pry it from my cold, dead cheeks
[CBSNews] More than 150 groups are pushing the maker of Charmin toiler paper and Bounty paper towels to use recycled materials in its products. Currently, neither of those products uses recycled paper, and about one-third of it is sourced from Canada's boreal forest — a large swath of virgin forest that rings the Arctic Circle and acts as a critical check on climate change.
P&G offers a simple reason for not using recycled wood pulp: It doesn't make for good toilet paper.
Toilet paper made from recycled fibers doesn't have the same qualities, causing people to use more tissue made directly from trees, the spokeswoman added. She also noted that P&G's experience making recycled tissue products shows that "a significant amount of recycled fibers ends up as solid waste sludge going to landfill."
Posted by: Mercutio 2019-10-10