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There are many reasons to use a bidet. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons is the reduction of toilet paper. Homes installed with bidets that are not equipped with air dryers see on average a 75% reduction in toilet paper consumption, while homes equipped with bidets that do have warm air dryers can eliminate the need for toilet paper all together.
It’s just a little toilet paper, why all the fuss?
In the U.S. alone, 3.2 million tons of toilet paper are used every year. Throughout the world there are over 100,000,000 rolls of toilet paper used every day. In order to meet demand, 54 million trees are cut down every year! Deforestation isn’t the only concern however. The very process of of producing toilet paper is harmful to the environment as well.
To produce one roll of toilet paper takes 1.5 pounds of wood, along with between 7 to 37 gallons of water, and 1.3 KWH of electricity. The production of toilet paper also requires the use of chemicals like calcium carbonate, sulfur and chlorine. Using a bidet is about more than just saving the trees, is about saving the environment as a whole.
The USA alone uses 3.2 million tons of toilet paper EVERY YEAR
This averages out to 20,805 sheets of toilet paper per person, every year in the USA
54.4 million trees are harvested and processed every year to keep up with this demand
Why are bidets the answer?
The benefits we often hear about when it comes to bidets are related to hygiene and comfort. While these are great reasons to use a bidet, they aren’t the only reasons. Lower end bidet seats help to reduce toilet paper use by 75 percent, while advanced bidet toilet seats can remove the need for toilet paper completely.
There are many ways bidets reduce the use of precious resources. Most of the electric bidet seats on the market today only use between 3-15 cents of electricity per day. Many of them also offer energy saving modes which can reduce this electricity consumption even more. You can also purchase a non-electric bidet seat, which will remove the need for electricity completely.
Charmin estimates that the average family in the United States of America spends 140 dollars on toilet paper every year. By eliminating the need for toilet paper, bidets help save the environment, and over time, save you money.