Wiping Our Butts Is Killing Our Forests (27,000 Trees Used Per Day)
What if I told you that the world population uses 27,000 trees per day to wipe our ass?
I know it sounds very unrealistic, but it is 100% factually true. We are cutting down trees, which are vitally important for oxygen production, to wipe our asses and flush down the toilet. In 2017, it was estimated that we lost 40 football fields of trees every minute due to deforestation. This process is completely unsustainable and is only going to get worse as the worldwide population continues to increase year over year. This blog is my attempt to educate more people on this issue and let them know that they can help reverse it before it is too late.
The textile industry is just as greedy, dirty, and down right devious as the oil industry.
The textile industry has been around for decades and are entrenched into our societal fabric just as much as oil, mining, banking, etc. From a quick glance, people wouldn't think of the textile industry as a negative, but what most people don't realize is that the process of turning raw wood into paper is a dirty, carbon emitting process that destroys our ozone layer. I will admit that some companies within this industry are moving towards using renewable energy during the textile making process, but that still doesn't fix the problem of deforestation. I am afraid these greedy companies will never stop cutting down our forests, which is why it up to us to fix the issue.
How can I help you might ask?
There are tons of ways you can make a difference, but I will list three easy ones that anyone can take part in.
- Boycott single use paper products and switch to an alternative such as multi-use products or a paper substitute such as bamboo toilet paper, bamboo paper towels, etc.
- Donate to environmentally-focused organizations that are fighting to save our planet from greedy corporations.
- Volunteer for an organization that is fighting to save our environment such as the Conservation Corps or Trees For The Future.
Everyone can help save the Earth by doing these three simple tasks. Don't wait any longer because we might not have much time left...