Plastic Free July Challenge | Day 11

Day 11 of the Plastic Free July Challenge

Are tissues bad for the environment?

Yes, at least 17 trees will have to be cut down and 20,000 gallons of water are contaminated in order to produce a ton of tissue paper. The consumption of tissue paper worldwide is far more than just one ton daily.

According to a study, 8.5 million Americans used 8 or more boxes in 2019. Just think about how much trash we’ve created and how many resources are gone waste in order to produce a ton of tissue paper.

Also, do you know that 28% of all household waste is paper? So why use tissues when you can use reusable tissues.

Ask yourself, do you really need disposable tissues? Think about how our ancestors tackled the same situation? Did they use the tissues? Definitely not. Then why do we need them? Most of the time we’re just using the products which we really don’t need.

So, what are the sustainable alternatives to tissues? Learn more about it here!

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