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Things You Can Do To Help Save Our Forests And Birds
Buy paper products with recycled content - especially
post-consumer fibers. Look for
products that have a high recycled content, including
high post-consumer content. Post-consumer fibers are
recovered from paper that was previously used by
consumers and would otherwise have been dumped into a
landfill or an incinerator.
Buy paper products made with clean, safe
products are bleached to make them whiter and
brighter, but chlorine used in many bleaching
processes contributes to the formation of harmful
chemicals that wind up in our air and water and are
highly toxic to people and fish. Look for products
labeled totally chlorine-free (TCF) or processed
chlorine-free (PCF). In some cases, elemental
chlorine-free (ECF) may be acceptable. 3.
Tell tissue manufacturers to stop using virgin wood
for throwaway products. If a brand
you buy for your home doesn't have any recycled
content, contact the manufacturer. Tell the company
to use more recycled fibers, to avoid sourcing from
ecologically valuable forests such as those in the
Cumberland Plateau and Canadian Boreal, and to ensure
any virgin fibers used are certified by the Forest
Stewardship Council. Saving forests also helps reduce
global warming pollution.
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1from Natural Resources Defense