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Do you use recycled content products around your house? I’m over at Green…Your Way talking about how I’ve recently been convicted about using recycled products at home.
From the post:
Did you know that most regular toilet paper, paper towels and other paper products are made from virgin trees? This means that 100-150 year old trees are cut down and made into convenience paper products so that we can use them once and throw them, or flush them, away.
I don’t mean to be rude, but should I really be wiping my bum with paper made from a 150 year old tree? Is it so much more important that I use the cheapest, yet softest, TP I can find or that my choices help to save trees and forests from being cut down?
Each ton of virgin paper produced requires almost three times it’s weight in trees. If every household in the U.S. would replace one roll of virgin toilet paper with a roll of recycled toilet paper, almost 425,000 trees would be saved. That’s a lot of trees.
Head over to Green…Your Way to read the rest of the post.
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