Toilet paper is a non-negotiable necessity, but Americans use more toilet paper than anyone else in the world. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says that U.S. consumers use roughly three rolls of toilet paper per week. That toilet paper is made from wood pulp, which comes from boreal forest in Canada. Logging companies clear and cut more than a million acres each year in order to satisfy demand for toilet paper. The NRDC says this is an issue for a bunch of different environmental reasons, and the biggest offenders are the brands Charmin Ultra Soft, Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Kirkland Signature, and Up&Up Soft & Strong. On the other hand, brands that earned the highest sustainability score included: Green Forest, Natural Value, and Trader's Joe's, among others. Those brands use recycled content or alternative fibers in their products.
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