The Hidden Costs of Toilet Paper
March 5, 2013
Did you know that worldwide, 27,000 trees are consumed in toilet paper form every day? 27,000 trees a day, just on toilet paper! That is an amazing statistic we found in this video which analyzes the use of toilet paper in today’s society. The video is called, “Hidden Costs of Toilet Paper” and it goes over the health, environmental, and financial impact of toilet paper in our world.
According to the video (below), toilet paper can contain miniscule amounts of BPA (Bisphenol A) which has been linked to cancer, heart disease, and infertility. Moreover, the video specifically points out that bidets are a great alternative to toilet paper. Not only are bidet toilet seats BPA-free, but they’re more effective at cleaning you because they use a stream of water to wash your body. Our bodies are best cleaned with water – it’s why we take showers everyday instead of just rubbing ourselves with dry towels. Toilet paper just spreads the problem around. The video goes on to suggest that bidets are great for helping reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections, along with other health benefits as well.
But the elephant in the room, without question, is the enormous impact toilet paper has on our environment. People on average use 57 sheets of toilet paper a day, 20,000 sheets per year, which amounts to 384 trees over the course of one’s lifetime. What if you could just reduce your toilet paper use by half? You could save 192 trees over the course of your life, alone. Multiply that by the average family of four, and you quickly start to see the picture.
But the great news is a bidet seat can eliminate the use of toilet paper entirely! Modern bidets have a built-in air dryer you can activate which helps with residual moisture after washing. Just hit the “Dry” button and you’ll feel a stream of warm air beneath you. If you don’t have the patience to sit thru the dry cycle, you can still use 3 – 4 sheets of toilet paper for drying purposes. And while this wouldn’t eliminate the need for toilet paper, it does significantly reduce your toilet paper waste by 80% – 90%. And… that is still hundreds of trees saved over the course of your lifetime.
So the next time you’re at the market buying some toilet paper – think twice for a minute. You can visit www.bidetsPLUS.com for a selection of some of the finest bidet toilet seats in the world. We have an extensive collection of educational bidet videos and bidet articles to show you. Discover what other Americans are learning about the bidet toilet seat. Not only will you be cleaner, but you’ll be helping the environment for generations to come. It’s a win/win.