Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I'll huff and puff, and blow the forest down

Kleenex and how it’s destroying virgin forests:

If every household in the U.S. replaced just one box of 85 sheet virgin fiber facial tissues with 100% recycled ones, we could save:

* 87,700 trees
* 226,500 cubic feet of landfill space, equal to 330 full garbage trucks
* 31 million gallons of water, a year's supply for 240 families of four
* and avoid 5,300 pounds of pollution!

Unfortunately my husband's nose might be responsible for half of the deforestation happening in the world then. Tissues made from recycled paper can sometimes be difficult to find. Your local Trader Joes or Whole Foods should have it. I would recommend Trader Joes who also carries paper towels and tissue paper from recycled paper.
Seventh Generation is a great company which also provides paper towels and toilet paper made from recycled paper.

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