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|The Guide > Personal Care > Toiletries > Tissues|
Use Recycled Paper
Regular toilet and tissue paper uses wood fibre from plantation or native forests. Native forests absorb carbon dioxide, act as water catchments and are home to animals and much biodiversity. By using paper made from paper pulp with recycled content, you reduce demand for native forest logging. Post-consumer-waste paper is even more preferable as it is has been used once and then collected for recycling.
- Each ton of post-consumer-waste recycled paper saves 17 trees, 26,000 litres of water, and 4,100 kwh of energy - enough to power the average home for 6 months. [see Greenwash at 'Woolworths busted over environmental toilet paper' Aug 2007]
- Choose toilet paper with recycled content. Choose those with paper wrapping where possible.
- Avoid paper products that have been bleached with chlorine (toxic). Look for unbleached as first preference, or oxygen-bleached, total chlorine-free, or elemental chlorine free, as a second preference. [Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue]
|Naturale certified FSC Recycled||ABC Tissue||2|
|icare certified FSC Recycled||Encore Tissue||2|
|Who Gives a Crap 50% of profits donated to WaterAid||Who Gives A Crap||2|
|No Issues||No Issues||3|
|Confidence||Aldi Australia (Aldi South)||GER||4|
|Wet Ones||Edgewell Australia (Edgewell)||USA||4|
|Kleenex||Kimberly-Clark Australia (Kimberly-Clark)||USA||4|