Ancient forests are being destroyed by the manufacturers of disposable tissues. Greenpeace advises that Kimberly Clark, maker of Kleenex, is the heaviest offender and wipes out three million tons of virgin forests EVERY YEAR, and wastes them on disposable tissues.
Greenpeace has organized a campaign for November 3, requesting you tell your neighbors, your friends, your family and your local grocery store shoppers, that buying Kleenex is blowing away one of the oldest and rarest forests on Earth. But saving trees is an ongoing commitment all year `round.
Americans use 8.2 million tons of tissue paper products every year-- 55 pounds per person. If every household in the United States replaced just one 70-sheet paper towel roll made from virgin fiber, with one made from 100 percent recycled towels, they would save 544,000 old-growth trees. If every U.S. household replaced just one box of 175-sheet virgin fiber tissues with 100 percent recycled ones, they could save 163,000 ancient trees.
Want to make a difference?
Buy These Tissue Alternatives: Earth Friendly, Marcal, Planet, Seventh Generation, 365 Every Day Value, Trader Joe's
Don't Buy: Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Kotex, Huggies, Depend, Viva