We may be wondering whether the tissue paper has an environmental impact or not, the answer is Yes. Though the tissue papers are made from virgin pulp and recycled waste paper, the fact is that the production of the tissue papers from virgin pulp emits 30% more greenhouse gases when recycled waste paper is used. It is estimated that approx. 140 liters of water are needed to manufacture a single roll of toilet paper. Worsely, chlorine is used to bleach the pulp to look white while other chemicals are added to make it soft and this all leads local water bodies to be polluted. Also, the question is where does virgin pulp come from? The answer is all the way from the forest by chopping the trees and transportation also emits carbon dioxide gas.
A study states that most people use 1-2 rolls of toilet paper per week. Your two rolls a week habit support an industry worth $30 billion worldwide and indirectly we flush 27,000 trees down the drain every day. So, should we stop using tissue papers, toilet papers, and hankies? There is no appropriate answer for this, as the usage depends on the habits and lifestyle. All is what we can reduce the usage of the tissues, we need to plant more trees, and use tissues carefully only when it is much needed.