Is Bath Tissue Really Wiping Out North American Forests?

Is Bath Tissue Really Wiping Out North American Forests?

June, 2019

Joanna Wilhelm, Senior Consultant, Business Intelligence, Fisher International

Recent reports criticize North American bath tissue producers for the amount of virgin fiber used in their products and the resulting environmental impact. But how do North American producers stack up compared to the rest of the world’s bath tissue producers? Are regional producers fully exploring non-virgin and alternative fibers? And, as fiber sourcing shifts to non-forested alternatives, do they bring with them other environmental concerns?

 

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