Americans won't stop squeezing the Charmin, despite the environmental impact

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We are all learning to make sacrifices for the sake of the environment, but one thing Americans have a hard time cutting corners on is their toilet paper. This national desire to have soft, fluffy, and strong paper is having an environmental impact and millions of trees are harvested every year to create Charmin, Cottonelle, and other premium brands. Leslie Kaufman of the New York Times' environmental desk has an article on the delicate subject in today's paper.

For more on the environmental impact of "premium" toilet paper, read Leslie Kaufman's article, Mr. Whipple Left It Out: Soft Is Rough on Forests in today's New York Times.

Guests:

Leslie Kaufman

Hosted by:

Jerome Vaughn

Comments [1]

stephanie

I made the switch about 2 years ago. I was a die hard Scott paper user, I grew up with it.
Once I compared labels, I found Marcal was recycled post consumer paper, Scott was downing trees. Marcal is also made in NJ, a shorter distribution range to me. That was it. I use Marcal. I may have to use a little more, it's one ply, but That's ok.

Feb. 26 2009 08:41 AM

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