Book of Leaves

Toilet Paper Vs The Bidet

April 13, 2020

While toilet paper has been disappearing off the shelves, a lot of people have made the plunge to switch to a paperless toilet routine by opting for a bidet instead. So I thought I'd research the differences between the two with the environment in mind (but I also touch on money, health & cleanliness!). So listen in, or watch on YouTube, to find out how much of an impact your carbon buttprint is having...eh..eh?

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  • (03:35) Definition & History of the Bidet.
  • (07:15) Our use of toilet paper.
  • (13:17) Pros & cons of toilet paper.
  • (17:35) Water Usage. (Watch this Netflix documentary on the Earth's water supply here.)
  • (21:17) Pros & cons of the bidet.
  • (27:19) Types of bidets.
  • (31:24) Flushable Wipes.
  • (32:45) Vascó's & Cecilia's personal bidet stories.
  • (37:00) How much resources an Irish person could save switching to a bidet considering we use on average 10.5kg per capita a year.
  • (38:20) Eco toilet paper options.

Buy Eco Toilet Paper:

GreenPeace guide to Toilet Paper Brands.

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