Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Shop (and speak) for the trees!

Yellow Warbler. Photographer: Dave Herr

Canada’s Boreal Forest hosts close to 3 billion birds each spring and is crucial to the survival of almost half of the bird species in North America. The Boreal Forest habitat is being ravaged to produce a host of paper products used daily by households in the United States.

The Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Boreal Forest of North America for migratory birds .
BSI supported the recent campaign to push Victoria Secret to use recycled paper to produce their catalogs.

According to BSI, if every household in the U.S. replaced one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper with a 100% recycled one, we could save 423,900 trees. Here is BSI’s list of paper products that meet NRDC environmental criteria and a list of products that should be avoided.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could make "Fluff Out" the generic name for facial tissues?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post L&W! We've been using NJ based Marcal brands for years - not always found in the market unfortunately, but Staples carries the entire line. Not only are they 100% recycled materials but they are chlorine free so they are not as toxic when discarded. We are doing our part here - next we have to talk about soap! See you soon. Love, V&L