One thing about living in the world's foremost consumer society—you can make a positive impact on the ecosystem in many ways every day! With this in mind, NCP provides Seas and Trees, a consumer's guide to conscientious purchases of seafood and paper products.
Seas and Trees
There are 90% fewer large fish—tuna, cod, marlin, halibut, flounder—in the world's oceans due to over-fishing and pollution. Making good seafood consumption choices can help stem the tide of destruction!
Best Choices: U.S. farmed : Abalone, Arctic Char, Catfish, Caviar, Crawfish, Shrimp; Alaskan : Halibut, Sablefish/black cod, Salmon (wild); Atlantic : Herring, Mackerel; Other : Anchovies, Mussels or Clams (farmed), Crabs, Oysters (farmed Eastern, European, or Pacific), Sardines, Shrimp (U.S.), Tilapia (U.S.), Striped Bass (farmed)
Next Best: Cod (Pacific), Tuna (canned), Swordfish (Atantic), Squid, Mahi-Mahi, Lobster
Avoid: Caviar (imported wild), Cod (Atlantic), Chilean Sea Bass, Grouper, Halibut (Atlantic), Monkfish, Orange Roughy, Red Snapper, Sharks, salmon (farmed), Shrimp (imported), Tuna (Bluefin)
US paper consumption of 760 pounds per person per year (6x world average) equals 1 billion trees. Every pound of paper from virgin fiber requires three pounds of wood. Meanwhile, the world's forests are disappearing at a rate of an acre a second. We have work to do!
We have work to do!
100% recycled= save 1.5 trees/year!
Avoid: (0% recycled): Kleenex, Puffs
One box of 100% recycled tissues in every US home=163,000 trees saved!
Avoid (0%): Charmin, Cottonelle
Go tree-free=save 1 tree every 12 years! (at rate of 24 rolls pppy)
Avoid (0%): Bounty, Scott, Viva
One roll of 100% recycled in each US home=540,000 trees saved!
Avoid : see PT list
One 250-ct pkg 100% recycled in each US home=1 million trees saved!
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