The very first question that I got during the first Zero Waste Hood River event was ‘What about toilet paper?’ Many people think toilet paper and Zero Waste Lifestyle couldn’t work together. What to do instead?
Just check out this toilet paper tube tower by Scott which was made of 14,000 TP tubes. That’s how many NYC throws away EVERY 15 MINUTES!
How terrible! And wasteful!
One way of dealing with this is by buying the new TP from Scott which is not using tubes at all. But seriously, are we not making up a false idea of an environmentally friendly toilet user? With the amount of TP that is originally wrapped around those tubes you could built a much, much bigger tower.
All that paper was made from our precious trees, you guys! Yes, even if you’re buying TP made from recycled paper, trees had to suffer. Plus, most of it comes wrapped in plastic and lots of resources are required to get the paper ready for just one wipe on someones bottom, before it ends in the drain and needs to be fished out by some waste water facility.
Here is the solution and I personally think we should make a huge campaign out of it to change the mindset of every pooper in the world:
USE A BIDET!
And to make is super easy and manageable for everyone, just get a Bidet Sprayer. No confusing buttons, just a hose. I’ve tested one on my own personal butt for a while now, and I can say that it leaves a much cleaner feeling than TP. This is the one we have:
It’s installed easily at the freshwater supply of the toilet. It will do the work of at least a million toilet paper rolls during its lifetime and also helps with rinsing the toddler potty and spraying the baby cloth diaper.
If you’re unsure how it works, don’t worry. Just direct it to where clean and fresh is needed (aim for a direct shot as you don’t want to get drenched) and press the little handle. There you go!
Now hang it away, relax a bit and wipe off the water with a towel. Just like you do after taking a shower.
Now go get your own bidet sprayer and save the world one p… at a time!
“Do it now! Because today is yesterday tomorrow!“
– State Street Bear, Hood River