Monday, March 2, 2009

Do you demand soft and comfortable?

No forest of any kind should be used to make toilet paper," said Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist and waste expert with the Natural Resource Defense Council.
Externalities here, externalities here, externalities everywhere...Who would have thought that our 'soft-tissue habit' could be so deleterious to the environment? Read the article 'Americans' love of soft tissue is rough on forests' in the online edition of the IHT.

BTW, the author claims that
Other countries are far less picky about toilet tissue. In many European nations, a rough sheet of paper is deemed sufficient.
'Many' European nations?

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