Friday, September 25, 2009

Enjoy The Soft Lush TP While you Can

Seriously. Environmentalists are trying to stop toilet paper makers from making the 'lush soft' type of tissue. Apparently, we will all be wiping our behinds with recycled tracing paper soon if they have their way.

But they do have a point:

"The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old"

Kinda sad, I mean, beautiful old trees chopped so we can wipe our asses and flush it down and away. Not kind I say.

I admit, for my home use I do purchase the soft thicker type. For public places, I think the mostly recycled paper is fine, I mean, it is public and there's no place like home for the Golden Throne.

But, does this affect 'Wipees'? Well, they say:

"Toilet paper is far from being the biggest threat to the world's forests: together with facial tissue, it accounts for 5 percent of the U.S. forest-products industry, according to industry figures."

Facial tissue? hmmm... hopefully not. Flushable wipes are awesome!

You can read the whole article over at: Washington Post.

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