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A Different Kind of Chocolate Factory

There are so many major industries that threaten our environment. It seems that everyday, a new threat poses a danger to the well in some way shape or form. As a promoter of sustainable living and environmental preservation, TUSHY is helping in the fight against deforestation and the mass use of paper products by providing a lifestyle alternative to wiping. However, our forests are getting hit from all angles. Even the sweet chocolate industry is threatening the world’s most vital resources.


Environmental group Mighty Earth claims that Mars and Nestle are buying cocoa that is grown illegally in suffering national parks and reserves in Ivory Coast and Ghana. Almost one-third of 23 protected natural areas in Ivory Coast that researchers visited in 2015 had been almost entirely converted to illegal cocoa plantations, the report said. The governments have struggled to evict farmers from forest reserves amid accusations in 2013 of human rights abuses by security forces. They said that villages have sprung up in national parks to support the cocoa economy.  Governments have struggled to evict farmers from forest reserves amid accusations in 2013 of human rights abuses by security forces.

Loss of natural forests is problematic because are a huge defense against climate change and the serve as the home for natural wildlife. “Every consumer of chocolate is a part of either the problem or the solution,” says Etelle Higonnet, campaign director at Mighty Earth. “You can choose to buy ethical chocolate. Or you’re voting with your dollar for deforestation.”


The same can be said about toilet paper and our national need to reconsider our lifestyle. When you invest in a TUSHY you contribute to the prevention of deforestation. Stop wiping, start washing, and start protecting our planet.

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