Choose FSC tissue products
Unsustainable timber harvesting, illegal logging and land rights conflicts are a problem in many pulp-producing regions.
Wood fibres for tissue come from forests all over the world – Canada, Russia, Latin America, US, South Africa, Asia and Europe. The sad news is that in several countries, unsustainable and illegal harvesting, social conflicts, and/or irresponsible plantation establishment and management still threaten forest biodiversity, the survival of many forest species as well as human rights.
- If you can't buy tissue products with a high recycled content, then choose products carrying the FSC label. This ensures the virgin fibres used to make the product came from forests managed to the highest environmental and social standards.
Don’t choose the whitest product
The chemicals used to bleach tissue products can be harmful to animal health – and our own bodies too.
- Look for tissue products which are not so bright.The whiter the product, the more likely it contains a high level of virgin fibres or that it was heavily bleached.