NRDC Decides Now Is A Good Time To Take On The Sustainability Of Toilet Paper

How many people are going to care about this and how many will think they are just nutball cultists who need to mind their own business? Because people want their good, soft, strong toilet paper. Noticing you only have one roll of TP left will have you running to the store, right? It will give you anxiety when it is low, right? How’d you feel walking into the supermarket actually needing TP and seeing empty shelves? So, of course, the National Resource Defense Council decides this is the perfect time to whine about people using TP

Toilet Paper and Climate Change: NRDC’s Updated “Issue With Tissue” Ranks Brands on Sustainability

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) today released an updated analysis of the climate impacts caused by the “tree to toilet” pipeline destroying the climate-critical Canadian boreal forest. The “Issue with Tissue 2.0” report includes a new sustainability ranking for toilet paper brands and other tissue products made by major U.S. producers.

While toilet paper’s emergence as one of the most sought-after products in America was an unexpected side effect of COVID-19, the toilet paper shortage has brought to the forefront the urgency of creating a more sustainable, resilient means of production of tissue products. Currently, the industry clearcuts one million acres of boreal forest each year – leading Canada to rank third globally, behind Russia and Brazil, in terms of global intact forest loss – in part to produce pulp that U.S. tissue makers roll into the ultimate disposable product: toilet paper.

“By making toilet paper from ancient forests essential to the climate fight, tissue companies are flushing away our forests and our planet’s future,” said Shelley Vinyard, NRDC’s Boreal Campaign Manager and report co-author. “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,” said Vinyard.

NRDC’s 2020 scorecard ranks 26 toilet paper brands, giving an A or A+ score to 11 brands, including the new winner “Who Gives A Crap,” which received the top grade for its rolls made of 100 percent recycled materials, including 95 percent postconsumer recycled product. Major brands — Charmin, Cottonelle, and Quilted Northern — bring up the rear with F grades, because they are made entirely of virgin forest fiber. NRDC evaluated facial tissue and paper towel brands, as well.

Now, I’m all for protecting forests and the environment, but, first, the NRDC is making this more about ‘climate change’ than the environment, and second, are you thinking more about your posterior comfort than if the world’s temperature might possibly maybe go up a bit some time in the future? But, hey, if you’re a Warmist, you’re going to run out and buy the most expensive stuff which is good for the climate, right? It doesn’t matter if it is scratchy and uncomfortable, you’re doing your cult part.

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3 Responses to “NRDC Decides Now Is A Good Time To Take On The Sustainability Of Toilet Paper”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    So now forestation is good? Climate change whackoes need to get on the same page.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Just another thing activists insist other people give up, while they have no intention of doing the same.

  3. samoore says:

    “95% Post-Consumer” is a joke.

    It makes people think their little recycling bins actually accomplish something, when in reality the term includes paper that never gets to a consumer — machine broke, damaged rolls, converting waste, etc, which in most cases is the majority of the “95%”.

    (I spent 34 years in pulp & paper)

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