Thursday, March 27, 2008


I am posting this from a bulletin I received on Myspace from Greenpeace:

Hey Friends,
did you know that it takes 90 years to grow a box of Kleenex?

That's right, every time you use a Kleenex tissue, you are blowing away ancient forests. And every time you use Scott or Cottonelle toilet paper, you’re flushing old growth trees down the toilet. And what’s worse, Kimberly-Clark, makers of Kleenex, Scott, and Cottonelle, is proud to use virgin wood fibers in their products.


Michael said...

Those little bastards!! They're taking our trees and making them poopy wipes!!!!

Anonymous said...

Im sorry, but those of you who believe this are idiots. Kleenex is made from eucalyptus fibers, the fastest growing fiber producing plant there is. They are cropped for this specific purpose, and not only that, but they are sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere while they do it!! Stop believing all the rumors and actually stop to take a look around. Paper products are way more economical and environmentally friendly. Sure, they are made from trees, but it sure beats the hell out of processing more and more hydrocarbons. Additionally, it is something that can be made here in the U.S.! These mills create jobs for AMERICANS... one of the only markets that can and WILL stay in the country because we have all the natural resources we need (we can grow it right here in our own back yard!), and because when we are through with our mucho beloved "virgin pulp" we SELL it to china because they love our recycled paper like it was gold!! Im the biggest tree loving hippie there is and I couldn't agree more with the fact that wood products are the way of the future... the thing that will save us because its renewable, reusable, and environmentally friendly.

P.S. - Kimberly-Clark ranks no. 9 on the EPA's Fortune 500 Green Power List.