There’s a very easy way for most of us to get moving toward a greener lifestyle – Use facial tissues, toilet paper and paper towels made from recycled paper.
The National Resources Defense Council estimates that if every household in the U.S. used just one roll of Recycled Paper Towels it could save 544,000 trees; one roll of Recycled Toilet Paper could save 423,900 trees; replace one box of virgin fiber facial tissues (175 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, and we could save 163,000 trees. (See the full article with product lists at http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/gtissue.asp).
And not only do you save trees; there is also a reduction in the energy required to produce the products and a reduction in air and water pollution as well.
The impact of just this one small change in behavior is staggering.
So where do you find these products? How about at your local grocery store? Many stores have been carrying recycled products from Seventh Generation for years, and there are plenty of other brands that are available as well.
So what are you waiting for?