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Green toilet paper?

Posted: September 07th, 2012 in

We spend a lot of time and money trying to be green in the printing industry.  We offer our customers digital printing that has less waste than traditional offset printing.  We offer soy based inks, recycled papers and purchase wind power.  Our paper vendors spend millions of dollars on forestry initiatives. But not all paper is used for printing.  How many of us have ever thought about whether the toilet tissue we buy for our homes uses recycled paper fibers?  According to Richard Romano at WhatTheyThink.com it’s something we need to get serious about.  He says..”Earlier this year, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) published a report titled, “Don’t Flush Tiger Forests: Toilet Paper, U.S. Supermarkets and the Destruction of Indonesia’s Last Tiger Habitats.” WWF found that American companies and consumers are inadvertently contributing to Indonesian rain forest and tiger habitat destruction by buying toilet paper and other tissue products made with fiber from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).”

As Richard so eloquently states “this is probably one use for paper that—I hope—will never be replaced by electronic alternatives!”

Here’s a link to the article

http://blogs.whattheythink.com/going-green/2012/09/tissues-of-lies/

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