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Is toilet paper bad for the environment?
dirty on TP
Americans use 36.5 billion rolls ($8 billion worth) of toilet paper every year.
15 million trees
a forest about the size of Lake Tahoe
473,000,000,000 gallons of water
more than NYC uses in a year
17.3 terawatts of electricity
enough to power 53,000 homes for a whole year
What does that look like person by person?
Up to 57+ sheets of TP every day
that adds up to over 100 rolls every year
Switching to Omigo really can help make a difference reducing our environmental impact.
But using TP can’t be that bad, right?
It really is that bad. Around 25-50% of the pulp used to make TP in the US comes from tree farms in South America and the US. The rest comes mostly from old, second-growth forests that serve as important absorbers of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas linked to global warming.
But Omigo and Omigo SL use water, right?
Yes, but about a pint per wash— dramatically less than the 37 gallons of water it takes to make one roll of toilet paper.
But aren’t wet wipes better?
Most wipes don't break down 100%, even though they’re advertised as flushable, so wipes collect in your septic tank and public waste lines.
They then combine with grease, fat, and other junk creating huge blockages called fatbergs causing millions of dollars in damage to municipal sewers every year. Anything called a fatberg can’t be good.
Plus, marine life can mistake the wipes for jellyfish and often end up in the bellies of larger mammals :(
Let’s use water for cleaning better and more responsibly, and skip the TP and the wipes.