Reports of the dire effects of climate change are in the news every day. Do you ever find yourself thinking “I know climate change is a big threat to humanity but what can I do about it?”
You’re in good company. Studies show consumers want green options when it comes to consumer products. https://ensia.com/notable/online-consumers-carbon-footprint/. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, consumers are increasingly choosing environmentally friendly options when they are offered in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
Enter Rebel Green, rebelgreen.com, the natural brand of household products offering consumers an easy, painless way to do something about climate change that doesn’t require a change in lifestyle or extra money. It’s as simple as changing your toilet paper and paper towel roll.
Rebel Green’s Tree Free line of bamboo paper products for the home is just as soft as conventional paper products, is completely carbon neutral and no trees were harmed in the making of this paper. When you stop to consider a staggering. 27,000 trees a day are cut down for conventional toilet paper and about the same number of trees are cut down daily for paper towels, changing your roll can make a difference.
When a tree is cut down it means that tree can no longer take carbon dioxide out of the air; and according to experts, deforestation plays a big role in climate change. Scientific American reports deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all of the cars and trucks on the world’s roads. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming. While it takes about a decade for that tree to grow back to its full size, bamboo regrows to full size in a matter of months not years. Bamboo is known for its softness in textiles such as towels and bedding. Just imagine what the softness of bamboo can do for your toilet paper.
“By using bamboo instead of trees, we have created a product that puts the environment first, but still offers the quality and softness of traditional paper towels and toilet paper,” said Ali Florsheim, co-founder, Rebel Green. “We are dedicated to providing consumers with convenient, innovative and earth-friendly shopping choices that leave a positive impact on the planet.”
The environmental impact of conventional paper product production goes even further than cutting down trees. Each step in the paper production and use process –from the manufacture and transportation of the tree to the disposal of the paper product in your garbage, all the way to its transport to a landfill or a wastewater treatment plant – adds more carbon dioxide (or worse yet, methane) to the environment.
A new study by Yale University (on behalf of Rebel Green), shows just how much carbon dioxide is produced in each step of the manufacturing and transportation process of Rebel Green’s bamboo toilet paper and paper towel product. The study also went as far as looking at the amount of carbon dioxide used when you throw out that paper towel. With that information, Rebel Green funded a “clean cook stove” project for families in the developing world that removes more carbon dioxide from the air than its paper products produce. theparadigmproject.org
What’s more, the “clean cook stove carbon-reducing project” provides important health benefits beyond keeping carbon dioxide out of the air. For the billions of people who still cook their food over an open fire, the dirty emissions from those fires cause great harm to their children’s lungs. (Nearly five million people die each year smoke inhalation due to primitive cooking methods). Click here for a link to a short video that will tell you the story of how a clean cook stove has made an immense difference in the lives of one such family. https://www.rebelgreen.com/black-inside-video/
Using Rebel Green’s tree free paper products instead of traditional wood-based paper products won’t inconvenience you in any way nor cost you any more money while you reduce your carbon footprint. Rebel Green’s paper towels and toilet tissue are just as soft as paper products you’re used to.
The next time you ask yourself “What can I do in my daily life to help prevent climate change?” Just change your roll.