This long Covid experience has brought us many changes. We have more people than ever working from home, children homeschooling, major reduction in restaurant spending, lumber shortages with sky-rocketing prices.
And then there was the toilet paper crisis and it got us to wondering, "are we tackling this human need with right thinking"? We are cutting down ancient and delicate boreal forests to make ultra-soft toilet paper. In the midst of a climate crisis we are clear-cutting our forest with its storehouse of oxygen and carbon along with destroying animal and wildlife species at alarming rates..
Many decades ago when travelling to Europe my wife
Bidets are more environmentally sound
saving trees and water.
What does the typical annual toilet paper cost? We estimate that at $1.00 per roll it would likely cost a family in the order $100/person/year for toilet paper. In the US it is estimated that the country uses 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, and in 2014 spent $9.6 billion on it. Scientific American stated that, “It takes 37 gallons of water to make just one roll of toilet paper.” Producing one roll of toilet paper also requires approximately 1.5 pounds of wood. This adds up to a lot of trees and water. By contrast a bidet only consumes about one pint of water per use.
The bottom line is that using bidets saves a lot of trees and a great deal of water making it a far more ecological solution. After using the bidet toilet seat for almost a year, we would never go back to the old way. So here is a simple idea that everyone who owns a toilet can help the environment, save money and feel better all at the same time. Learn more...
Peace and joy!
George Guimond ofs