‘The Daily Poo!’ Eco friendly toilet paper companies & the latest news…

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There’s an increasing number of people around the world who use toilet paper, and it’s big business for your big business. Although few of us may consider the implications, or the statistics, that make toilet paper one of the no. 1 considerations for no. 2s! In this 2019 lead article from Fortune, they quote the following statistics:

“The U.S. consumes more toilet paper than any other country, almost three rolls per person each week. And a number of the brands they choose to use aren’t sustainable, with hardwood trees being pulped to create the soft toilet paper consumers want. Following the United States’ annual use of 141 rolls of toilet paper per capita is Germany with 134 rolls and the United Kingdom with 127. Japanese consumers average 91 rolls annually, while the Chinese average just 49. They estimate the US toilet paper market alone to be worth $31 billion. That’s one huge amount of trees and impact on the environment and the big players need to address this as Kimberly Clark are doing along with their Andrex Brand and sustainability. Meanwhile smaller companies like ‘Who Gives a Crap‘ and ‘Cheeky Panda‘ are introducing new alternatives and they’re giving back too, by supporting charities that help people around the world with better hygiene and sanitation.

Here’s the latest and relevant articles form the news on loos and poos over the past week or so…

  1. I’m dreaming of a green Christmas. Toilet rolls for home made crackers…
  2. Scientists develop slippery toilet coating to stop poo sticking. The toilet brush need never leave its holder again.  + Why this idea could save billions of litres of water!
  3. Latest news in Toilet Tech (following on from last weeks blog) and more posh loos and tech news – feeling flush?
  4. How TUSHY’s Bidets Are Cleaning Up Both Backsides and the Environment. Wash not Wipe!
  5. Amazon’s Dash Smart Shelf was made for the office – but it really belongs in the toilet…
  6. Unrolling a leading toilet paper manufacturers’ sustainability claims, and illustrating the need to address it.
  7. Why you may want to consider buying hemp toilet paper, let’s get to the bottom of this!
  8. Asian pulp giants pressed to paper over rivalry to save rainforests. Why we need open data from the industry!
  9. Public toilets – fair provision for women. We all know the queuing women have to put up with, what’s changing, or needs to?!
  10. We go through 36.5 billion toilet rolls a year – so Emma McGowan asks, ‘Are bidets worth it?’

Apologies for rather omitting any poop talk and article this week – we’ll make up for it next time + look at a few Christmas presents with a toiletty twist in next week’s blog on ‘The Daily Poo!’ Meanwhile ‘A whole lot of POO!’ can be enjoyed on this funny podcast.

The latest news on the Toilet in our new Toilet Paper… ‘The Daily Poo!’

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Though more and more people talk about it these days, the time has come to get down and dirty on this whole business, of your business!

Having written 2 books so far on Poop & The History of the Toilet (awaiting publication) and with a 3rd in the pipeline for early 2020… plus, having got patents pending on designs to make it easier to do no. twos and… various other health benefits – this seems like the perfect time. An opportunity to tell all, but with the usual and expected toilet humour that simply has to accompany the topic, as per the recent theft from Blenheim Palace.

Many of you would have read about the theft of a £4.8m loo from Blenheim Palace, the throne in question was made out of solid gold – though if you look carefully at the photos, the toilet roll and toilet roll holder were left behind, in fact they looked totally out of place beside such a fine toilet, as did the flooring. Visitors were recently being invited to book three-minute slots to use the throne for its intended purpose.

Visitors were encouraged to take a selfie and share with the hashtags #americaatblenheim and #cattelanatblenheim – pity the thieves didn’t do the same! At last we have a real version of the joke about the stolen toilet, and… ‘the police have nothing to go on!’ Look out for next week’s blog when ‘The Daily Poo!’ reveals the best of what’s going on in the world of WC’s!

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