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Green Living Blog: Choosing recycled tissues and toilet paper

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Green Living Blog: Choosing recycled tissues and toilet paper

Green Living Blog logo After reading this post, don't forget to enter our contest – you could win a new dishwasher. Plus, do you have your own story to tell? Send it to greenchallenge@canadianliving.com (no more than 300 words, please), and you could win one of 30 daily prizes. I love trees. I also love wooden furniture and flooring, so I can't say I'm completely against cutting them down. But there's something very sad about the idea of virgin forests being clearcut to make paper products – tissues, toilet paper and paper towels – that are used once and then thrown away. And there's really no excuse to buy them anymore. There's a wide range of brands available that include up to 100% postconsumer recycled content, Cascades, Seventh Generation and President's Choice among them. And even if you have to spend a little bit more money, you can feel good that you're not contributing to the worldwide deforestation that's contributing toward climate change. Really love your favourite nonrecycled brand? At the very least, switch out once in a while, and write the company a letter telling them you want to see postconsumer recycled content in their products. Today's code word: recycled Read more: • Simple green cleaning productsHow to use less paperMake your bathroom eco-friendly
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