The Environmental Impact of Toilet Paper
36.5 billion rolls
of toilet paper every year. This requires:
15 million trees
that's a forest the
size of Lake Tahoe
gallons of water
more than NYC
uses in a year
17.3 terawatts of
enough to power 53K homes for a year
Switching to Omigo really can make a difference in reducing our environmental impact.
So, toilet paper wastes trees, water, and electricity?Yes, and it’s killing our planet… Up to half of the pulp used to make toilet paper in the US is a product of tree farms either from South America or right here at home. The rest is looted from ancient, second growth forests that are essential in absorbing carbon dioxide and trapping heat gas – you know, to prevent like global warming, rising sea levels, melting ice caps.
Bidets use dramatically less water.Bidets only use about a pint of water per wash. Toilet paper requires at least 37 gallons of H2O just to produce one roll. One. Roll.
What about wet wipes?What about them? Most of these polypropylene plastic disasters won’t break down after you’ve flushed them. They’ll collect in your septic tank and public waste lines and can cause damage that is both extensive and expensive. Also, they tend to snowball with grease, fat, and whatever else is lurking around the dark corners of your public waste complex until they form blockages called Fatbergs. That’s right, Fatbergs are costing us millions of taxpayer dollars each year in damage repairs.