My dad says that he hates coming to my house because my toilet paper feels like wax paper on his bum. Well, I say get over it. Better to toss the Charmin than to kill more trees than necessary during our Global Warming crisis.
If you don't believe me read this from Treehugger.com:
Green Groups Claim Soft TP is Worse than SUVs
"Our sister site Planet Green has already explored 9 green toilet paper tips, but the struggle continues. From a purely symbolic standpoint, it's hard to think of a more anti-environmental action than cutting down a tree, pulping it, bleaching it, making it into paper (extra-thick multi-ply paper at that), and then using it to wipe your butt - and that's even if you orient your toilet roll correctly. It's almost certainly something that future generations will look back on with a sense of perplexity, and quite possibly anger. But according to The Guardian, a coalition of green campaigners is claiming that symbolism is the least of our concerns - they argue that America's taste for soft toilet paper is worse than driving hummers or building McMansions.'
"More than 98% of the toilet roll sold in America comes from virgin forests, said Hershkowitz. In Europe and Latin America, up to 40% of toilet paper comes from recycled products. Greenpeace this week launched a cut-out-and-keep ecological ranking of toilet paper products. "We have this myth in the US that recycled is just so low quality, it's like cardboard and is impossible to use," said Lindsey Allen, the forestry campaigner of Greenpeace."