Charmin, Angel Soft slammed for destructive procurement in ‘tree to toilet pipeline’

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Consumers are quite literally flushing some of the world’s oldest forests down the toilet, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Georgia-Pacific use no recycled material in their toilet paper products, harming indigenous people, animal species and ancient forests in the process, the report said.

The NRDC created a scorecard for the report, evaluating products based on the percentage of pre- and post-consumer recycled material used, the percentage of virgin fiber, bleaching process and available sustainability certifications.

The only brands to receive an ‘A’ rating across the three product categories — toilet paper, paper towels and facial tissue — were Green Forest, 365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods) 100% Recycled, Natural Value and Trader Joe’s. Brands owned by Proctor & Gamble received straight ‘F’s, and Kirkland and Georgia-Pacific brands were also some of the lowest scores.

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