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Recycled Paper Products – Fighting Deforestation

forest     Deforestation

Rainforests house some of the most intricate ecosystems known to man. There are still plant and animal species living in rainforests that have yet to be cataloged. There is simply no way to know the full effects deforestation may someday have on future generations. Given that the Earth’s oxygen supply relies heavily on the scrubbing of carbon dioxide from the air by plants and trees, it is natural to assume that air quality will suffer over time. All that destruction, with the only result being softer toilet paper and other disposable paper products. Alternatively, recycled paper products offer not only safety for the rain forests, but potentially lower production costs and subsequently, cheaper price tags for consumers

At what point did humankind decide that soft toilet paper was a vital necessity? How many years did humankind thrive without the need for three-ply toilet tissue? Understandably, the likelihood that consumers will stop using toilet paper all together is nonexistent. However, by using recycled paper products, consumers can still enjoy the convenience of disposable toilet paper without the need for destroying valuable ecosystems. The myth that consumers demand the softest paper available without regard to the cost to the environment is more marketing hyperbole than fact.

The use of recycled paper products not only reduces the effects of deforestation, but also saves landfill space. By using waste paper to manufacture toilet paper, landfill mass can be reduced by up to 35%. Consumers can drive manufacturers to improve the quality of recycled products by placing them in higher demand. By converting buying habits to recycled products, a typical family can do more to fight deforestation in one year than trading in their SUV for a compact hybrid car. As the demand for recycled toilet paper and like products increases, so will developments in quality and availability. It is the consumer, not the manufacturer, who will determine the ultimate effects of deforestation and the solutions employed to fight it.

At what point did humankind decide that soft toilet paper was a vital necessity? How many years did humankind thrive without the need for three-ply toilet tissue? Understandably, the likelihood that consumers will stop using toilet paper all together is nonexistent. However, by using recycled paper products, consumers can still enjoy the convenience of disposable toilet paper without the need for destroying valuable ecosystems. The myth that consumers demand the softest paper available without regard to the cost to the environment is more marketing hyperbole than fact.

The use of recycled paper products not only reduces the effects of deforestation, but also saves landfill space. By using waste paper to manufacture toilet paper, landfill mass can be reduced by up to 35%. Consumers can drive manufacturers to improve the quality of recycled products by placing them in higher demand. By converting buying habits to recycled products, a typical family can do more to fight deforestation in one year than trading in their SUV for a compact hybrid car. As the demand for recycled toilet paper and like products increases, so will developments in quality and availability. It is the consumer, not the manufacturer, who will determine the ultimate effects of deforestation and the solutions employed to fight it.