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The Hidden Costs of Toilet Paper

Have you ever gone to the bathroom and found an empty toilet paper roll waiting for you? You first thought might be something to the effect of, “Am I the only person who knows how to change the roll?”, followed by a common second thought of, “Didn’t I just change the roll?” The fact is we go through an enormous volume of toilet paper. In fact, 27,000 trees are consumed in the form of toilet paper every day! That is an overwhelming number, and the waste is not sustainable. It's time to start dropping these numbers.

Besides the toilet paper industry’s consumption of a huge number of trees in manufacturing their products, many toilet papers also contain bleaching chemicals and even small amounts of BPA (Bisphenol A), which has been linked to multiple serious health conditions. The bleaches, dyes, perfumes and various chemical agents can actually contribute to skin irritation, itchiness and discomfort from wiping. So, not only does toilet paper eat up huge numbers of trees, but it can actually be an irritant to your body, too. So how do we reduce our gross overconsumption?

We need to reduce our environmental footprint, and cutting down on toilet paper by switching to a bidet toilet seat is a great place to start. On average, people use 57 sheets of toilet paper a day, 20,000 sheets per year, which amounts to 384 trees throughout someone's lifetime. Reducing your usage, even by half, could save almost 200 trees. Using a bidet can help you cut back on TP by up to 90%.

By utilizing a bidet seat, you can stop wasting and start enjoying your bathroom visits. On top of the more effective and refreshing water cleansing, many of these systems have a built-in air dryer, which further diminishes your need for toilet paper. Just press the dry button, and you will feel a stream of warm air beneath you after washing. If you don’t want to sit through a full drying cycle, you can still use a couple of sheets of toilet paper to dab residual moisture to speed up the drying time. While purchasing a bidet seat probably won’t eliminate the need for toilet paper, it can reduce your toilet paper waste by 80% – 90%. That is still hundreds of trees (and dollars) that would be saved throughout your lifetime.

Now that you know the impact of our chronic toilet paper consumption, it's time to make the switch to a bidet toilet seat. You will be helping our environment, saving money on tp costs, and enjoying a luxurious cleansing experience with our high-quality bidet toilet seats.

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We strive to bring knowledge and understanding to our customers and have an extensive library of articles and videos to browse. 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. Make today the day you start changing those wasteful habits.

18th May 2021

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