The magnificent boreal TONGASS National forest is the largest remaining intact forest in the world. It covers over half of Canada and it’s home to hundreds of indigenous communities and billions of animals. The stretches of pristine forest hold and absorb massive loads of carbon from the air. Today, it's being unnecessarily cut for toilet paper and other products for which there are alternatives. Recycled, post-consumer waste toilet paper is available and the only responsible choice. If you don't see it where you shop, PLEASE ask a manager to bring it in.
The destruction of our forests is happening at a terrifying rate, unleashing huge amounts of carbon every day. One million acres of North America's boreal forest including old growth trees are clear-cut every single year.
Take a moment to watch this 3-minute video, outlining what is happening as these forests/carbon reservoirs are uprooted: https://youtu.be/QivHyejstSo
You can donate as little as $1 to help prevent pristine forests that are offsetting climate change from becoming toilet paper. Toilet paper is the number one biggest seller for Costco. If you shop at Costco, please use your voice to ask Costco to provide responsible, truly sustainable choices and STOP using wood from mature forests (which they have claimed is “sustainable").
While there’s a lot of confusing and misleading information out there, especially from tissue companies and logging industry interest groups, a lot of these arguments are as thin as the tissue they’re promoting. The takeaway is simple: The tissue industry must switch to manufacturing products that don’t flush our forests down the toilet. This current tree-to-toilet pipeline is irresponsible and archaic. With the technology and environmental understanding available to us in the 21st century, we shouldn’t be relying on intact forests for products that we use once and throw away. Let Proctor & Gamble (makers of Charmin and other "luxury" brands) know you want them to stop sacrificing forests for their toilet paper; sign petition to Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor at nrdc.org