Boreal forests are crucial to our planet, as they store 30% to 40% of land-based carbon. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just released its Issue With Tissue report for 2022, and while it does show some progress in regards to sustainable bathroom tissue, the findings also show that many major toilet paper companies are destroying Canada’s boreal forests: they are sourcing virgin forest fibers from primary boreal forests.
The study assigned scores to companies, based on factors including percentage of recycled content, percentage of virgin fibers, FSC certification, the bleaching process, and for products made with virgin fibers or non-FSC bamboo, the judges determined whether or not the fibers were sourced from primary forests.
While many of the 60 toilet paper products surveyed received Fs, there were an increasing number of products earning higher markings with more sustainable options for consumers. Twelve products received A or A+ scores.
Newer toilet paper companies are investing in products that provide healthy options for consumers and the planet. (source: ecowatch.com)
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