Don’t flush away the forests

The National Resources Defense Council recently published the third edition of their Buyer’s Guide to the Sustainability of At-Home Tissue Products. Using the NRDC’s report, you can quickly assess the environmental impact of your  toilet paper, paper towel, and facial tissue products and change to more earth-friendly tissue purchases for your household.

NRDC Toilet Paper Scorecard

You can find the article at tinyurl.com/issue-tissue and the scorecard at tinyurl.com/tissue-score. Using the scorecard you will find that many mainstream products such as Cottonelle, Quilted Northern, Amazon Basics, Charmin, Angel Soft, Fiora, and Costco Kirkland brand received grades of F while other tissue products from companies Green Forest, Who Gives a Crap (I am not making that name up), Seventh Generation, Trader Joe’s Bath Tissue (not the Super Soft product which received a D rating), Whole Foods 365 brand, and others scored A or A+. 

At the bottom of the scorecard, you will also clearly see that a lot of thought went into the methodology used to compare tree-based, recycled, and bamboo based products. So check out the scorecard to easily improve your sustainability score in the tissue arena and stop flushing and throwing away our forests.

Note: I found out about the NRDC Scorecard using the Climate Action Now app, which I mentioned in a prior post. Highly recommended!

Working together, we can help take care of our common home. 

Paul Litwin

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