Gross Negligence?Posted by true3629 on Jan 13, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off
With more than 900 million tress cut down every year to support US consumption of paper products, one has to ask if this is gross negligence?
Every year the US blows through 26 billion rolls of toilet paper, which equates to 2.4 billion dollars in revenue and 98% of the TP comes from virgin forests! If the average is 23.6 rolls of TP per capita, does that support the argument that bath tissue is the paper industry’s hummer?
With alternatives to virgin products readily available, such as recycled paper with PCW (Post Consumer Waste), that will save per ton of tissue paper manufactured:
Twenty fully grown trees
26000 liters of water
4100 kwh of energy (enough to power a home for 6 months)
1700 liters of oil
3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
587 pounds of air pollution
If you elect to use recycled paper, you have certainly taken some steps to do something, as opposed to nothing at all.