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I take green issues very seriously, but occasionally I cannot help but seeing some humor out there. I know we should be looking everywhere for ways to lessen the impact of our mindless consumption. But I can’t help myself from breaking into the tiniest of a grin about this serious piece. The headline tells enough, “America’s Love Affair with Really Soft Toilet Paper Is Causing an Environmental Catastrophe.” Here’s the gist.
> Americans have been long chastised for our environmental footprints (and for good reason). But the latest report from environmental groups including Greenpeace should give us major reason to pause. The [Guardian](http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/26/toilet-roll-america) could not have said it any better:
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> > 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.
I can see the next slogan coming: “Do your duty for the environment.”