Because we don't know what's good for us, our betters strive to regulate/restrict/abolish incandescent light bulbs, garage sales, cars, meat, trans fats, soda, and even salt.
Now it's soft toilet paper.
It's a menace, environmental groups say -- and a dark-comedy example of American excess.We never buy the soft tp. In a large family that would mean changing rolls every 15 minutes or so. And we're just too
The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from recycled paper goods.
It has been slow going. Big toilet-paper makers say that they've taken steps to become more Earth-friendly but that their customers still want the soft stuff, so they're still selling it.
*(What next -- bacon?)
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