The destruction of these forests for toilet paper has had a huge impact on wildlife and Indigenous peoples. Ultimately it adds to the devastation of a delicately balanced ecosystem, which adds to climate change on our Mother Earth. This article in the journal The Narwhal explains the devastation with maps and photos of what is happening with British Columbia ancient growth forests.
The two largest companies producing toilet paper are Proctor and Gamble, Kimberly-Clark. Some companies are heeding the call of stockholders, consumers and scientists to stop the role they play in this forest destruction by using recycled materials. But P&G has not changed their practices and continues to use pulp from old growth boreal forests. Charmin toilet paper is P&G’s major seller and is graded “F.” Kimberly-Clark produces Scott 1000 which is graded “F,” but with pressure from customers and others, began to make Scott Essential Standard Roll tissue that is made from 100% recycled content and has the grade of “A.” This was the first victory for the two big companies
Submitted by Karen Turnbull with a big thank you to Jim Dealing for providing this great “action.”