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The Hidden Costs of Toilet Paper

 


Thanks to Emily Stewart at Hidden Costs for letting us use their video.

 Use Our Bidets as Alternatives to Toilet Paper and Reduce Waste by 50 to 75 Percent

 

In using our bidet attachment products to enhance your toilet hygiene, you can contribute to preserving the planet by choosing our eco-friendly alternatives to toilet paper.

Every day, there are over 100,000,000 rolls of toilet paper being consumed throughout the world. Now just imagine how many trees are cut down for the entire world that consumes paper. And if that wasn't enough to get you thinking, realize that the production process of toilet paper itself is very destructive.

In the article Flushing Forests from the May/June 2010 issue of World Watch, Noelle Robbins writes that exploring the option of personal washing offers various possibilities. Aside from providing alternatives to toilet paper, methods of water-based personal cleansing, such as using a toilet with bidet, can even improve toilet hygiene and reduce the consumption of natural resources, including water.

Noelle then explains how "Bill Worrell, manager of the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority in California, returned from a trip to Japan so impressed with the efficiency and superiority of the [bidet] that he installed the system in the IWMA offices as a research model. Worrell discovered that consumption of paper products could be reduced by 50 to 90 percent. 'This may not seem significant until we realize that Americans use more than 3.2 million tons of toilet paper annually, cutting down 54 million trees in the process,' he says. 'The production of each roll requires an average of 37 gallons (140 liters) of water. The average American uses 57 sheets of toilet paper per day, about 3.7 gallons of water per day figured for just the manufacturing process. This compares to about 0.03 gallons (0.01 liter) per use of the [bidet].'"

Noelle finishes her brilliant article on exploring alternatives to toilet paper by saying that the "willingness to consider toilet paper alternatives such as water for cleansing must be pursued to meet the needs of a growing global population."

Here is where our Blue Bidets come in. By using a toilet with a bidet during your cleaning process, you will need less paper to achieve that level of toilet hygiene you so desire. Just think about it, most of your cleaning is done by the bidet's water stream, the same water you use to clean your entire body when you shower, so when the time comes to use the toilet paper it's mostly just used for drying and not cleaning the nastiness.

In addition, using a bidet attachment can provide a number of health benefits that toilet paper cannot. For instance, by using bidets as alternatives to toilet paper, you can prevent excruciating hemorrhoids and ensure thorough cleansing, especially when dealing with diarrhea and dysentery.

Bidets are also highly endorsed by doctors for patients who have just undergone surgery. Since toilet paper can produce too much friction, stitches and other incisions could be affected. Using bidets, on the other hand, can assure proper toilet hygiene even for post-operative patients.

So feel good! Use a bidet, get yourself cleaner, and help the environment—something we know we can never do enough of. At the same time, save money on toilet paper too!

Whether you prefer to install a bidet attachment to your toilet or have a portable hand held bidet for traveling, our selection will have what you need to achieve the level of toilet hygiene you deserve.

Our product featured in TreeHugger!

For more information on toilet paper, please visit the Toilet Paper Encyclopedia.

 

Our product featured in TreeHugger!

For more information on toilet paper please visit the Toilet Paper Encyclopedia.