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Fri., Feb. 27, 2009, 12:10 p.m.

High Noon: Toilet Paper Kills Forests?

Item: American taste for soft toilet roll 'worse than driving Hummers': Extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply toilet roll made from virgin forest causes more damage than gas-guzzlers, fast food or McMansions, say campaigners/The Guardian

More Info: The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners. At fault, they say, is the US public's insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply products when they use the bathroom.

Question: Would you be willing to substitute a cheap brand of toilet paper for the one in your bathrooms now, to protect virgin forests?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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