9.1 Million Trees Used to Supply the U.S. Toilet Paper Market
September 22, 2015
Americans lead the world in many areas. We have the best education system, particularly when it comes to colleges and universities. We have has the largest infrastructure of paved roads and highways, the world’s strongest military, and the largest economy. Americans are also innovators – leading the world in patents.
But there’s another area we lead the world, where we shouldn’t so quick to boast. The United States is the world’s leader in the consumption of toilet paper – requiring 9.1 million trees every year to supply the U.S. toilet paper market. Our bidetsPLUS infographic exhibits this tale, and it highlights an area where Americans can really make a big impact on helping the world’s environment.
What any bidet seat owner will tell you – is that bidets drastically reduce the use of toilet paper. According to our estimates, a bidet seat can reduce toilet paper consumption by 75% or more. We could save approximately 7 million trees from being cut down every year, if everyone in America started using bidet seats.
Because our products use water to cleanse you after using the restroom, toilet paper becomes used strictly for drying purposes to help with excess moisture after your wash. But even better – if you use the built-in air dryer (which all our seats come equipped with) you can reduce toilet paper use completely. So not only is this better for the environment, but it’s better for your wallet.
In addition to the positive environmental impact of using a bidet seat, there’s another benefit too – you will be cleaner and more hygienic. Everyone knows that using water is the best way to clean our bodies. That’s why it’s so strange that after using the restroom – we use dry paper to clean ourselves. If you happened to get some mud on your arm, the first thing you would do is run to the sink and wash your arm with water. It’s the same exact logic when it comes to using our products.
So be cleaner, more economical, and help the environment – all at the same time by getting a bidet toilet seat. And here’s something else to think about… with the average life of a bidet seat being 7 – 10 years, you’ll save enough money on toilet paper to pay for your seat!