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We Must Stop Flushing Our Trees down the Toilet

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7 million trees a year are cut down to make toilet paper and only a fraction is recycled

There are alternatives such as going arab, no thank you, or flushing with water, but there would be a surge in water usage and create another problem

Someone needs to come up with another alternative

https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/0baa453347a6e798c5cf8be1ea80f782-We-must-stop-flushing-our-trees-down-the-toilet

telmel
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Well I for one will use toilet roll or a wet toilet wipe why invent these things if now won’t to stop

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

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rossruby1977
rossruby19772 months ago

Use a sponge on a stick like in the Roman times ? And share it ?

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I was looking at getting a toilet add on to wash my bottom Image

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rossruby1977
rossruby19772 months ago

Would the surge of water to wash your bottom be more than they use to make the toilet roll? That’s the question. Image

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

I think the bidets are connected to the hot water so its energy and water usage Image

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rossruby1977
rossruby19772 months ago

TerenceMealing that would defiantly wash it lol

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

TerenceMealing

What's 'going Arab'?

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

Using water and the left hand, thats why they only shake peoples right hand

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

TerenceMealing 😂😂😂😂 You can't say 'going Arab' to describe that!

I'm not offended personally, but I'm sure someone might be!

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

TheChimp You are right TC , there is always someone that will be offended by anything you say , its like with the railway announcer on the other post saying ladies and gentlemen

Maybe someone would be offended when you say i want a ' full english ' or i would like a 'chinese' , or by saying 'going dutch ' , where does it end ?

Maybe i could re-phrase what i said as 'going to the toilet the arab way '

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sam07
sam072 months ago

TerenceMealing this is a big misconception that has probably been concocted by the ignorant.

Have you personally seen them do this yourself.

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

TerenceMealing 😂 Still offensive to some people 😂

The Old Bill here in Wales took someone to court for calling them 'sheep sh*ggers' saying that it was racist. Case got thrown out thankfully.

We really aren't bothered.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

sam07 Thankfully no, but i have travelled a lot and in morocco for example this is the practice there

If you google it you will see this, here is one article explaining it, you will also note they wash their hands many times during the day in their religion

In the Republic of Sudan, a Muslim country in eastern Africa 10,000 kilometers away from Japan, it is common to wash hands before 5 daily prayers, after a meal and during excretion. During excretion, the left hand is used to wipe the buttocks

This is from wikipedia , i doubt if they write articles lightly and without investigation and evidence

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_toilet_etiquette

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

TheChimp I am not surprised TC , accusing someone of having relations with a sheep is not natural and i can see why it was taken to court

I am sure the sheep found it offensive too

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz2 months ago

Think there is more problems in the world than toilet roll at the moment

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Yahya
Yahya2 months ago

I've had this discussion so many times with my work colleagues. I don't use loo roll as its expensive, unhygienic (In my opinion), seen countless loo's blocked cos of it. Water is so much cleaner and free.

If you got a bit of poo on your hands would you wipe it off or wash it properly with water?

If you answered water then I don't understand why that's not used on other parts of the body after one has been to the loo?

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

Jeez, environmentalists are always finding problems, unnecessarily.

They're lucky they live in first world countries or else they'd have serious problems.

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

It makes more sense to use a water gun/hose to get a better clean, although it’s not common place over here yet

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

I suppose if we go back to using newspaper, which clearly had another purpose first, then that would be ok? Not too sure about the water method! Image

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE2 months ago

tumblespots I LOVE this!!!!! Seriously tho .... I'd go with the flow ...water if it was easy and a decent price to install ....it'd save trees, blocked loos .... and septic tank problems too and I'm thinking the water would be multi functional ....do my bum and flush the pan too!?

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl3272 months ago

I'll stick to using toilet paper thank you. Got to have some luxuries in this life and a clean bum is one of them!

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