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Procter & Gamble's descendants call out family's business for wasteful forest resources used for tissue products

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Procter & Gamble's descendants call out family's business for wasteful forest resources used for tissue products

October 04, 2021 - 17:56
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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 4, 2021 (Local News) -Procter & Gamble, an American company that makes some of the most popular paper-based products from tissues to toilet paper, is facing pushback over its environmental policies from an unlikely source: two of the founder’s descendants. 

Brother and sister Jules Feeney and Justine Epstein are calling out P&G, the company their ancestor, James Gamble, started in 1837, for sourcing forests critical in fighting climate change to create its tissue products, CBS News reported.

Currently, the company does not use recycled materials and instead uses “virgin fiber” for its tissue products like Charmin, Thomas Peterson, a green Century Equity Fund shareholder advocate, told CBS. Some of the wood pulp to make the toilet paper comes from old-growth forests like Canada’s Boreal Forest, which is the largest intact forest in the world and stores a significant amount of the Earth’s carbon. 

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