Uh oh; toilet paper is pushing us to 'climate catastrophe'

(Brent Lewis, Chicago Tribune)

(Brent Lewis, Chicago Tribune)

Think about this the next time you flush:

With every roll of their unsustainable toilet paper, companies are pushing the world closer to climate catastrophe. That’s because climate change isn’t just about smokestacks and tail pipes, or oil wells and coal mines. It’s also driven by cutting down irreplaceable climate-critical forests like the Canadian boreal for something as short-lived as a flush.”

That's according to Jennifer Skene, an attorney with Natural Resources Defense Counsel and co-author of a report Issue with Tissue 2.0” The other co-author, Shelley Vinyard, NRDC’s Boreal Campaign Manager remarked in a press release:

By making toilet paper from ancient forests essential to the climate fight, tissue companies are flushing away our forests and our planet’s future. Instead of exacerbating the climate crisis, companies like Procter & Gamble must take urgent action to create more sustainable products. Our planet has no time for the largest companies in the world to take half-measures or deflect blame.

"Flushing away our forests," cleaver that.

What to do, what to do?

The group recommends you consult its latest report, "Who gives a carp?" that ranks the 26 toilet paper brands. (Sorry, the link on the press release to the list doesn't work. Maybe you can find it be going here.) Political correctness invades the bathroom.

So, one more thing to worry about. Aw, shit.

dennis@dennisbyrne.net

Filed under: Environment

Tags: forests, NCRC, toilet paper

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