Does your toilet paper feel really good? On your conscience?
You likely use toilet paper many times a day, but if you pause to ask our Empathy Economics questions and discover where it came from, and at what cost to our forests, climate, and future, how would you feel? Toilet paper might be a necessity, but …
Not All Toilet Paper is Created Equal
The multibillion-dollar toilet paper industry contributes to environmental degradation, climate change, and pollution. People consume toilet paper every year in large quantities all over the world. Shockingly, people involved in the process of deforestation chop down around 27,000 trees every day to produce toilet paper. The USA tops the charts as the largest consumer of toilet paper in the world, with billions of rolls sold every year. An average American uses 141 toilet rolls per year.