Did you know that over two acres of ancient trees in the Boreal Forest are killed every minute? Did you also know that many of these trees end up in landfills as disposable paper products such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Depends, and Kotex?
Between 15 and 30 percent of Kimberly-Clarks' pulp fiber comes from logging of the Boreal Forests in Canada. This forest encircles the far Northern latitudes of North America, Europe, and Asia and plays a vital role in slowing climate change, keeping our air clean, and producing more freshwater than any other system in the world.
The Boreal Forest is one of the last of the great ancient forests we have, and companies like Kimberly-Clark don't want us to know it is being logged, and fast!
Companies like Kimberly-Clark should be using recycled post-consumer material rather than natural resources. When new paper products are created from post-consumer material such as the paper that goes in the recycling bin, we all come up winners. New materials are kept out of the landfill, ancient trees continue to grow, and big companies can still support their employees.
Act now! Urge Kimberly-Clark to use more post-consumer recycled content in their products before they destroy every last endangered tree!
Dear Cheryl Perkins,
As a regular user of paper products such as facial tissue and toilet paper, I am concerned by Kimberly-Clark�s practice of destroying ancient forests to produce disposable paper products. Kimberly-Clark products have innovated the way we live. Now it�s time to innovate the way they are made!
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I urge Kimberly-Clark to take a stand against deforestation by using a substantial amount of post-consumer materials in its products.
Our boreal forest has evolved over thousands of years and provides a unique and important ecosystem for a large number of species. Many other paper companies are agreeing not to source their products from ancient forests and to significantly increase the amount of post-consumer recycled content in all of its tissue paper products.
Innovative companies listen to what consumers want: they do not destroy our precious environment to create throwaway products. I am writing you today to ask Kimberly-Clark to do the same.
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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