Monday, March 2, 2009

Toilet Paper Worse Than SUV?

This is some crap, no pun intended. Okay, so toilet paper made from recycled fibers is more biodegradable than regular toilet paper? And yes, I realize that trees need CO2 (which should be an instant wakeup call for you dolts out there calling for CO2 to be considered a pollutant).

This brings me back to the Sheryl Crow nonsense (use only two or three sheets of TP or a little more for those pesky situations). So toilet paper is worse for the environment than a Hummer? I, somehow, don’t think so.

Fluffy Toilet Paper Said to Be Worse for Environment Than Hummers

The United States is the largest market for toilet paper in the world, the newspaper reported, but tissue from 100 percent recycled fibers makes up less than 2 percent of sales for at-home use among conventional and premium brands. People from other countries throughout Europe and Latin America are far less picky about what they use to wipe.

“This is a product that we use for less than three seconds and the ecological consequences of manufacturing it from trees is enormous,” Hershkowitz told the Guardian newspaper, which cited the chemicals used in pulp manufacturing and process of cutting down forests.

“Future generations are going to look at the way we make toilet paper as one of the greatest excesses of our age," Hershkowitz said. "Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution.”

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