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Post time 2009-2-28 14:22:48 |Display all floors
Fluffy Toilet Paper Said to Be Worse for Environment Than Hummers


That super-soft toilet paper you're fond of using? It's an ecological disaster, environmentalists say.

Millions of trees are harvested throughout the Americas – including rare old-growth forests in Canada – to sustain the United States’ obsession with quilted, ultra-soft, multi-ply toilet paper, the New York Times reported.

Although toilet paper manufacturers could produce products from recycled materials at a similar cost, the newspaper reported, the fiber taken from standing trees are necessary to help give the tissue its fluffy feel.

“No forest of any kind should be used to make toilet paper,” said Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist and waste expert with the Natural Resource Defense Council told the Times.

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.”

However, hope is on the horizon, if Hollywood is any indicator. The Times reported the Academy Awards ceremony last weekend used 100 percent recycled toilet paper at the Kodak Theater’s restrooms.

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Post time 2009-2-28 14:42:40 |Display all floors
This was in the filter for quite some time

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what locked it in the filter

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Post time 2009-2-28 15:27:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by betrayed at 2009-2-28 14:22
Although toilet paper manufacturers could produce products from recycled materials at a similar cost, the newspaper reported, the fiber taken from standing trees are necessary to help give the tissue its fluffy feel.


Added to the fact that Anglo-Americans have such BIG HUGE BUTTS, you can see why they use so much of the Earth's resources to wipe themselves!

These FAT HUGE GIGANTIC people need to stop eating so much.

It will be good for the environment!
the anglos are rsponsible for ...

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Post time 2009-2-28 15:33:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by buddy35 at 2009-2-28 15:27


Added to the fact that Anglo-Americans have such BIG HUGE BUTTS, you can see why they use so much of the Earth's resources to wipe themselves!

These FAT HUGE GIGANTIC people need to stop  ...


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Buddy,I heard from you will be dead in the street of UK.
Live in the movie!!!!

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Post time 2009-2-28 15:34:07 |Display all floors
And thats how people come up with scatologia and rimming.  Show you evolution and human adaptation to environment is alive and ongoing.

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Post time 2009-2-28 15:38:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by loststar at 2009-2-28 15:33


Poor Old Bone Buddy35"


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Buddy,I heard from you will be dead in the street of UK.



I am not in the UK you dumb Anglo moron!

How much toilet paper do you use, Darrell Coleman?
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