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Catherine McKenna and the trouble with quilted toilet paper

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I appreciate toilet paper as much as the next person. Just not the thick, quilted kind. Since moving to a farm with a septic field we’ve switched to thin, single-ply paper. It took a while to get used to it. Only when we go to town do I realize how much I dislike the thick stuff.
We humans use about 84 million rolls of toilet paper—a day. Most of this paper comes from mature forests. Americans are the biggest users of toilet paper (no surprise, as they invented the stuff), followed by the Brits. In Europe toilet paper is a growth market projected to grow by 40 percent. Think ‘designer-black’ toilet paper.
Most people use as much quilty-thick stuff as they would single-ply. We use toilet paper by the sheet, about 57 sheets a day per person. If we cut the thickness in half, we’d save half of the 270,000 trees we cut a day for TP. It’s good for our forests, good for lowering CO2, good for reducing waste, and better for our bottoms, too.
Not only that, using fluffy toilet paper with embosse…

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