Issue with Tissue

Tuesday February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report takes the largest tissue companies to task for destroying North American forests and exacerbating the world’s climate crisis. “The Issue with Tissue” reveals Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, and Georgia-Pacific use zero recycled content in their toilet paper, instead relying on ancient trees clear-cut from the Canadian boreal forest (the “Amazon of the North”). The report by Stand.earth and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) includes a scorecard grading the sustainability of toilet paper and other tissue products. The average American uses three rolls of toilet paper a week – and major brands’ refusal to create more sustainable products makes consumers unwittingly complicit in flushing forests down the toilet.