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Friday, February 27, 2009

Soft on your bum or light on the planet

Toilet paper is an obvious end to the recycling chain, so why are so few toilet paper varieties made from recycled paper?  At least with today's recycled paper, re-used fibers mean rougher stuff and Americans are fans of softness for their undersides.

Just how bad do Americans need to wipe with a virgin tissue?  Up to 20 percent of toilet paper in Latin America and Europe is recycled.  In the U.S., it's 2 percent.

It's not just the trees that suffer, but less waste is generated and fewer chemicals used in the processing of recycled tissue. 

It's the Environment v. the American bum. 

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