World Rainforest Day …22nd June 2021…

 

Rainforests help to keep our climate stable by absorbing Carbon Dioxide and releasing oxygen.

The Amazon Rainforest alone provides 20% of our oxygen…We need to raise awareness of the importance of our rainforests because as you all know we need oxygen and without that …I don’t need to spell it out BUT they are so important to our survival…

Each and every one of us… need oxygen…no ifs no buts…Rainforests are what we need to survive…

1 billion hectares of rainforest have been destroyed in the last 40 years…

Top of the list of Countries for primary forest loss…BRAZIL

Brazil once more topped the list for annual primary forest loss with a total loss of 1.7 million hectares in 2020, more than three times the next-highest country. Primary forest loss in Brazil increased by 25% in 2020 compared to the year before.

My own private boycott will be anything made in Brazil…or exported from Brazil…Yes, we could make a difference…a big difference if we all rallied ourselves…and thought deeply how we could help…

The top exports of Brazil are Soybeans ($26.1B), Crude Petroleum ($24.3B), Iron Ore ($23B), Corn ($7.39B), and Sulfate Chemical Wood pulp ($7.35B), exporting mostly to China ($63.5B), United States ($30.5B), Argentina ($9.85B), Netherlands ($9.13B), and Japan ($5.58B).

Today I am just picking one of these exports out…Sulphate Chemical Wood Pulp.

Put simply, wood pulp is a lignocellulosic fibrous material that is produced by separating cellulose fibers from wood, fibre crops or waste paper. Unsurprisingly, pulp is regularly used as the source material in paper products. You can find this ingredient in everything from newspapers to toilet paper.

Let’s talk Covid….What was one of the products that caused a shortage?…only in the Western World I will add…TOILET ROLLS!

Bum Guns????? and if you are really posh you may have a bidet…

All the houses and businesses have them here…its a cleaner way to cleanse yourself after your daily  ablutions.

Let’s be honest ..do you really need toilet Roll…?

Worldwide, 42 million tons of toilet paper is used every year. That’s about 184 million rolls or 22 billion kilometers of toilet paper that if spread out would cover or an area of 2.2 million square kilometers.

This is a simple solution we could all carry out at very little initial cost and effort especially if you are good at D.I Y and just image the trees we could save….it is staggering…

All you would need is a little cotton cloth which could be washed with your towels just to dry yourself ..you dry yourself when you come out of the shower…so much cleaner …

How much does the average family spend on toilet paper per year?

According to Tushy, the average American spends roughly $182 on toilet paper each year, up an extra $15 month since COVID because of the whole supply and demand business.

I don’t think I need to do the sums on this one…That is a lot of dollars per family and just think how many trees we could save if everyone did that…Wow…

Happy Rainforest Day….and remember whatever we do we also need to protect the animals who live in the rainforests and the indigenous people…x

Thank you for reading...See you tomorrow for  my A-Z on the environment..x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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33 thoughts on “World Rainforest Day …22nd June 2021…

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  4. Jim Borden

    I thought that the environment improved in so many ways during the pandemic because so much human activity was curtailed. Sad to read that the Brazilian rainforest did not get to see such improvements…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes it is, Jim, Brazil seems to be a big problem and here there is a big problem with waste due to increased buying of take aways… Some pluses and some downsides it seems x

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  5. marianbeaman

    I did not know there is such a day as World Rain Forest Day, but I applaud it. As you say, “Rainforests help to keep our climate stable by absorbing Carbon Dioxide and releasing oxygen.” When I was teaching at Florida State College, some faculty, including me, took an excursion to the Olympic National Forest in the Pacific Northwest. I will never forget the lovely trees and wildlife. The birds, especially the puffins. 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      How wonderful that must have been.. Marian… You can book holidays to rainforests which I guess would be amazing and they take into account carbon footprints.. I would love to do one of those xx

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  7. petespringerauthor

    The rainforest not only provides us much-needed oxygen but is the home of many animals that are found nowhere else in the world. Great post, Carol!

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