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I Guess I’m Unreasonable

Who knew Mr. Whipple was really advocating for the destruction of old growth forests? That nice fluffy T.P. (no one likes to see "toilet paper" spelled out on their shopping list) requires longer wood fibers, while the coarse stuff is made of younger trees and recycled newspapers and computer printouts (ouch!).

By on 9.24.09 | 9:08AM

Who knew Mr. Whipple was really advocating for the destruction of old growth forests? That nice fluffy T.P. (no one wants others to see "toilet paper" spelled out on their shopping list) requires longer wood fibers, while the coarse stuff is made of younger trees and recycled newspapers and computer printouts (ouch!). The Washington Post in yet another environmental wackjob report:

"The problem is not yet getting better," said Chris Henschel, of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, talking about logging in Canada's boreal forests. He said real change will come only when consumers change their habits: "It's unbelievable that this global treasure of Canadian boreal forests is being turned into toilet paper. . . . I think every reasonable person would have trouble understanding how that would be okay."

All I know is I've never seen the Canadian boreal forests and probably never will, but I probably use its products every day. Thanks olde growth!

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