Fancy Toilet Paper: Really Bad For the Environment
Toilet paper is perhaps one of the least environmentally friendly products on the planet. As bizarre as that sounds, think about it – it's a one-time use product that is made using valuable resources which can't be reclaimed for use in future products. Even more disturbing is that virgin timber from rare old-growth forests in Canada are being used to make the ultra-premium varieties of toilet paper. The New York Times reports that major manufacturers are taking steps to introduce versions with higher levels of recycled content, but these don't currently sell as well as the thick, cushy variety.