Apparently the big brands in disposable paper products are not environmentally responsible. While this isn’t much of a surprise to me, it has been to some of the people I’ve told, so up on the site it goes. As usual, Greenpeace has done all the work and put together “Kleercut.net”:http://kleercut.net/en/, a site dedicated to the fight for sustainable paper products. It turns out that Kimberly-Clark, the owner of the Kleenex brand, has a habit of not using recycled paper and instead getting their pulp from ancient-growth forests. Other brands to avoid (unless you for some reason hate the world) are Kleenex, Scott, Scottbrand, Cottonelle, and Viva.
Feeling guilty about going through boxes and boxes of Kleenex this past winter? Buy a “Greenpeace hankie”:http://www.strategicprofitsinc.com/mastercart/Cart/product_details.php?mid=685968961088617609&product_id=454502751098677958.