University of Vermont to use recycled toilet paper

Posted: 24 September 2008 in Recycled paper, USA

Last week, the University of Vermont announced that it would be using only 100% recycled toilet paper and paper towels. The decision is the result of a student campaign aimed at persuading the University to switch from toilet paper manufactured by Kimberly-Clark. Basil Tsimoyianis, a student at the University of Vermont, worked with Greenpeace for six months and on returning to college launched the “Forest Crimes Unit” to publicise the impacts of Kimberly-Clark’s logging.

Last year, the University of Vermont bought 32 tons of toilet paper. The University investigated the impacts of various different paper specifications and chose recycled paper manufactured by Cascades Inc. The paper is chlorine free and certified by Green Seal and EcoLogo.

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