Monday Moaning

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, I can’t count – so bite me!

But, I have a moan, and this one has been stewing for sometime.

It’s a question.

Why do we have this?

Standard toilet paper

Standard toilet paper

In every household, business, place of entertainment, simply everywhere you’ll find toilet paper.

Made from wood, wood comes from trees, trees are in short supply.

Why do we turn perfectly good trees into toilet paper simply to wipe our bums?

Bums have to be wiped

Bums have to be wiped

Sure, bums have to be wiped. I am not denying this simple luxury.

My question is why do we have to cut down trees to do it?

There are alternatives.

We have bidets and toilet shower hoses and the like.

But we also have recycled toilet paper.

recycled-toilet-paper

Recycled toilet paper

My point is, that if we can have some recycled toilet paper, we can have ALL recycled toilet paper!

When we consider the environment and the illegal logging and the deforestation, it is CRIMINAL that we use virgin wood to make toilet paper.

The toilet paper manufacturers don’t give a shit. (excuse the pun, it was unintentional, but it stays) So it is up to governments to legislate instead.

Oh, the manufacturers will complain, the companies will wring their hands with grief, the corporations’ myopic eyes will water at the loss of profits as though you had just squeezed their collective testicles.

But I don’t care.

Any government has the power to ban toilet paper made from virgin wood, effective in three months, has the power to ban the sales.

The fine for any non-compliance: reforestation of a substantial tract of deforested land; or a million dollars for every tree used!

The world must ban first-use toilet paper.

Support recycled toilet paper,

make it your choice!

 

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