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    Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    Kleenex, one of the most well known brands of tissue products in the world, is destroying the ancient forests of North America. Its manufacturer, the Kimberly-Clark corporation, the largest tissue product company in the world continues to destroy ancient forests to manufacture tissue products that are used once and then thrown away or flushed down the toilet.
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    So what do you guys think?
    Will you boy cott these products?
    Would you used recycled toilet paper?

    I find it silly that we use good paper ( and trees) like that to wipe our butts on lol.
    I don't see anything wrong with recycled paper anyways.
    I'll definatley think twice about using their products though.

    I'm trying to find what the actual company has to say about this. I know green peace can be a biased some times.

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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    hmmm i have to admit i've never thought about it before, but lopping down entire forests just to wipe butts does seem a bit absurd... o.O

    but on the other hand i'd wanna make sure my ass is sparkling clean :P not sure if recycled paper can provide the same level of um... comfort lol

    the real question is: will a few greenies boycotting the product actually achieve nething? i think the problem runs deeper than that... getting into social structure and economics and large western conglomerates globalising market forces... ...
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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    Recycled paper breaks too easily. I'm all for saving the forest but when it comes down to not being clean in that area... Thats a different story. I say all hail the mighty TP.

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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    Tree Farms
    Instead of abandoning land after logging, silviculture seeks to regrow the forest as soon as possible. These plantations are typically grown as an even-aged monoculture for timber production. Plantations are also sometimes known as "man-made forests" or "tree farms", though this latter term also refers to specialist tree nurseries which produce the seedling trees used to create plantations. More generally, a plantation is forest land where trees are grown for commercial use, most often in a planted forest, but may also be in a naturally regenerated forest. In the United States, the term "Tree Farm" is a trademark of the American Tree Farm System, a third party verification system for certifying sustainable forestry. The American Tree Farm System dates back to 1941 as a program to improve forestry practices on privately owned forestlands. The term tree farm is also sometimes used to describe the sale of live trees for landscaping.
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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    In our country, nearly every toilet paper is recycled. In fact, most papers are recycled, including: books, school notebooks, xerox A4 papers (rare still, but we use them at work, only contracts are on a white paper), boxes, most stationery (any carton cover is r.) etc. Even the "new" white paper is made of monoculture spruce trees that are grown in a managed way and no bald areas are left. In fact, the bald areas are done so small that erosion or windfall is rarely an issue.
    Our government is bad, they'd sell baby Christ for organs for a buck, but the forest management is alright still.

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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

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    So what do you guys think?
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    I'm trying to find what the actual company has to say about this. I know green peace can be a biased some times.
    Oh heavens... it's Greenpeace. Greenpeace isn't biased just some of the time these days.

    Here's your statement from the company.
    Kimberly-Clark does not own any forestlands but requires that all fiber purchased for our pulp mills come from sustainably managed forests.
    It's a renewable resource like Shodokan mentioned.

    All "virgin" fibers mean is that they haven't been recycled.

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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    Yet another reason not to wipe......J/K....

    Seriously, my dad deals quite a lot with paper mills, tree management & paper recycling since his company is in the paper chip business and he does a lot of the raw material ordering...it is very common for companies to request recycled materials however there are a lot of case where recycled materials do not meet quality requirement of their customers and so some companies order 'virgin' fibers (as Arrianna put it).

    That doesn't mean that companies that do ask for 'virgin' fibers are out there destroying the environment and cutting down the rain forest. Trees are highly managed with the equal goal to do what is best for the environment and still maximize profits. It is pure rubbish that companies are destroying the environment with tree harvesting anymore since it is highly managed and in The USA government (EPA) regulated.


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    Re: Cutting down forests to make toilet paper

    I can use recycled anything, but NOT things that I wipe my booty with!!! Im sorry but I recycled enough and used enough recycled stuff. Recycled paper are usually bad in quality, and I want a soft life charmin style roll of towel paper to wipe.

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