Tissues and most paper products can be made with recycled paper which is called “post-consumer”. These post-consumer products are very similar to those made with new materials. When products are manufactured using discarded products and materials, they consumer fewer raw materials in the manufacturing process.
If you're seeing a lot more written about GREEN and wondering what it all means, it's going to take some time to sort it out. Products are green, companies are green, homes are green … but what does it all mean? I'm not an expert but thought I would share my journey in learning about green. Everyone is claiming to be green as that's one of the hot trends right now. Most companies and products aren't really green … but there aren't a lot of standards in place to define how you need to support your claims.
Green Tissues from a Green Company
These green tissues, well not the tissues but the box they come in, have little green leaves all over the box. The manufacturer is seventh generation and of course I had to visit their web site to learn more, although the story on the box is pretty good. The company also offers paper towels, napkins and toilet paper.
What I really like is helping save the environment. Right on the box they explain that if every household in the US replaced just one box of 85 sheet virgin fiber facial tissue with 100% recycled ones, we could save:
- 283,000 trees
- 730,000 cubic feet of landfill space
- 102,000,000 gallons of water (years supply for 800 families of 4)
- Avoid 17,000 pounds of chlorinated pollution
If you want to learn what makes these tissues green and environmentally friendly, read The Tissue Issue, at seventhgeneration.