The Issue with Tissue: How Americans Are Flushing Canadian Forests Down The Toilet

The Issue with Tissue: How Americans Are Flushing Canadian Forests Down The Toilet
Posted on November 15, 2019 | Unpublished Admin | Written on November 15, 2019
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Op-Ed

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Publisher:
https://www.ecowatch.com/forests-tissue-toilet-paper-sustainability-2629612402.html

Author's Note:

Author's Note:

"Tissue products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue are cheap and convenient—but they cost the planet a great deal. The vast majority of the tissue products found in our homes are made from wood pulp, the use of which drives the degradation of forests around the world. Their everyday consumption facilitates a “tree-to-toilet pipeline,” whereby centuries-old trees are hewn from the ground, converted into tissue pulp, rolled into perforated sheets or stuffed into boxes, and flushed or thrown away. The consequences for Indigenous Peoples, treasured wildlife, and the global climate are devastating."

 

This report was published by the National Resources Defense Council and authored by Jennifer Skene and Shelly Vinyard.

 

 

 

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