Video by Informed as part of the Secret Life series
Do you know that how many trees are cut down in the name of paper you use for the toliet, copy machine, or every day use? Please watch the video above to find out.
Informed, a not for profit, has created this video as part of the Secret Life series to educate us on what happens to the paper you use. This is their second Secret Life video. The first one was about the secret life of your cell phone.
For those of you who want to skip the video, here are some cold hard facts to swallow about our paper use:
If every US household replaced one roll of virgin fiber toliet paper with 100% recycled toliet paper,
- we could save 330,000 trees.
- we could save 106,000 gallons of wastewater
- we could reduce 25,000,000 pounds of green house gases
Pretty shocking. This is not the first time I have written about recycled paper. Last year, I wrote about different recycled toliet papers, citing the Poop report as a source who analyzes different toliet papers from a consumer’s perspective. (Someone has to write about it otherwise how do you know which brand to buy?)
Given the facts above, what are you doing about buying recycled paper products lately? Any favorites?