This weeks enviro tip is to buy only 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified or recycled paper/toilet paper/tissues/paper towels.
Australian Blue Gum Plantations are threatening our Koalas. Because of their disappearing habitat they find their way to the plantation. When they chop down a plantation tree that a Koala is in they die. A few will die every hour or sometimes one a day! Some times a Koala will go through a shredder! Apparently there are 8000 Koalas in a 20 kilometer radius in one of their plantations! Australian Blue Gum Plantations says that this isn't happening. They just don't care, they don't care about Koalas. That is what drives me mad. For more info click on the link, 7:30 Koala story.
But if you are in the US you have to worry about Paseo. Paseo is the fastest growing toilet paper company in the US today. It is supplied by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) which is not sustainably made or recycled. APP has destroyed 5 million acres of Sumatran rainforest. Since 1985 more than half of Sumatra's rainforest has been lost! Sumatra is the only place on earth where Tigers, Orangutans & Elephants live together. This does not just destroy habitat for critically endangered species but also pollutes. Indonesia has became the third biggest polluter after the US and China.
So don't buy unsustainably made or non-recycled paper including ones from Australian Blue Gum Plantations, Paseo and Livi. If your not sure just check the back of the packet. Buy products that are labelled as FSC certified or use 100% recycled paper.
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