Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ban On Kleenex, Cottonelle, Scott Products

I saw several articles back in February about this issue, but I don't think anyone's really continuing the ban.

I vowed to be an ECO-CONVERT so I could make a difference and not give in to consumerism and give up on my quest to do my part.

I'm linking an article at the NRDC website for you to see.......

Giant paper producers including Kimberly-Clark -- the maker of Scott, Cottonelle, Kleenex and Viva tissue paper products -- are forcing the destruction of our continent's most vibrant forests, and devastating the habitat for countless wildlife species in the process.

Instead of making better use of materials such as post-consumer recycled fiber and agricultural residue to meet the escalating demand for toilet paper, paper towels and other disposable tissue products, these companies buy virgin pulp from suppliers that reach deep into North American forests for timber, from northern Canada to the southeastern United States.

To help halt this destruction, NRDC and other conservation groups are pressuring the tissue products industry to change its practices and educating consumers about the choices they have when buying tissue paper products.

........Until Kimberly-Clark and other tissue paper manufacturers end their dependence on virgin fiber, North America's most ecologically rich forests will continue to be destroyed for paper throwaways.

Read the entire article and see the video clips here: http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/tissue.asp.

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