Survey: Recycled Toilet Paper?

Survey: Recycled Toilet Paper?

Stephanie Kinnear
Feb 27, 2009

We just read a really interesting article in the New York Times on the environmental cost of traditional, super-soft, extra-thick toilet paper.

It's pretty eye-opening. Our favorite quote: "No forest of any kind should be used to make toilet paper," said Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist and waste expert with the Natural Resource Defense Council.

Link and survey after the jump.

According to the article, in the U.S. toilet tissue made form 100% recycled fibers only makes up 2% of sales for at home use. In Europe and Latin America, that number goes up to 20%.

Get the whole story.

So, we're curious ...

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