Justin Thomas, editor of the website metaefficient.com, considers bidets to be “a key green technology” because they eliminate the use of toilet paper. According to his analysis, Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, representing the pulping of some 15 million trees.
Cassie Langstraat wrote:OMG that is the most hilarious thing! That seems like a pretty good alternative to toilet paper! Butt spray! Hahaha
Angelika Maier wrote:That Japanese thing seems better at least you don't need a life long nappies washing.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Yeah - it takes awhile to get used to. However, having grown up in cultures where one uses water instead of paper (and paper was considered gross) it doesn't squick me out.
Amedean Messan wrote: Here is my prejudice on that design.......its way too techy for me. I like pure mechanical systems due to reliability and independence from power needs. I cant see why there is not a design that runs on pressure in plumbing through mechanical levers. This thread inspired me to investigate this a little further, perhaps I may design a system myself, or at least conceptualize one for myself.
Lindsey Jane wrote:We have used reusable cloth toilet rags for years without trouble. I just cut up old towels into squares and bind stitch the sides to prevent fraying and keep them in a basket next to the toilet. Then an 18 inch high tupperware with a fitted lid for the dirties. We wait until we get the tupperware full and then run them through our washer on hot. Dry as usual in the dryer. Our washer has a sensor that only uses enough water for the load, so it adjusts .)