Kleenex: evil. [via old-growth forests]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 17, 2008
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Buy Seventh Generation, instead.

Here’s the article w/video, courtesy treehugger, our second-favorite site like, ever.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Kleenex: evil. [via old-growth forests]”

  1. Shamma Lamma Ding Dong says:

    In theory, using Seventh Generation’s TP and Kleenex is great. But the hippie toilet paper is unpleasant to use! And you just have to wad up more of it because it’s so thin and brittle. Sorry, can’t part with my Charmin. It’s like a pillow on my bum-bum.

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