#1959 new

2014 New type toilet paper machine

Reported by niuniu12 | May 21st, 2014 @ 01:33 AM

Did you know that every time you reel toilet paper off your toilet paper machine you are contributing to a considerate loss of trees? It is estimated that up to as many as 27 000 trees are cut down daily and this amount is used for sanitary products such as tissue products and toilet paper – products that cannot be recycled. Not a huge amount of this number consists of toilet paper but toilet paper is sometimes used in excess and without a second thought.

What makes this number so frightening is the fact that unlike other items such as furniture, toilet paper is only used once before it is thrown away or flushed down the toilet. We all use more toilet paper than we care to think of, even if it is to clean up a spill or blow our nose. The use of toilet paper cannot be avoided for obvious reasons, and many of us are relieved when we go into public portable toilets and see that there is indeed a roll of toilet paper available to use.

But if you think that you only use a small portion of toilet paper machine daily or even annually, think again. According to a recent study done by a leading environmental magazine, the average toilet paper usage amounts to approximately 23 kg per person in one year. Not all cultures use toilet paper to clean up after themselves but in first world countries, using anything other than toilet paper would be unhygienic.

The extensive use of toilet paper, especially in first world countries, have made the demand for trees higher than ever before as more and more trees are being felled daily to keep up with toilet paper demand. Proper sanitation routines are positive but the effect that these sanitation routines are having on the environment are starting to strain our natural resources. According to ecological research, 13 million hectares of trees are lost every year and this number is set to escalate. It is estimated that 15% of this deforestation is in relation to toilet paper demand.

So why aren't we recycling normal paper and using it as toilet paper? Experts say that nearly 40% of all landfills are filled with paper waste and recycling this paper to make recycled toilet paper will not only save trees but also save gallons of water and create less air pollution and energy in the long run. It is also possible to produce toilet paper that is not used from recycled paper so there is more than one alternative to this problem.

All we can do is use toilet paper sparingly and hope that the use of recycled toilet paper will be more widely spread as the cost is ultimately the loss of our environment.

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