Bidet Sprayer Vs Toilet Paper – Which Is More Environmentally Friendly?

Bidet Sprayer Vs Toilet Paper – Which Is More Environmentally Friendly?

Choosing whether to be environmentally conscious and aware often conjures up a variety of feelings. Some people get involved if it’s no trouble, some if it helps them personally.

Do people actually know what role they want to play in their community, their country, and ultimately the world? The trouble is most people have not given it much thought. Do they really know what they are passionate about? They probably go back and forth between being inspired, i-can-do-anything mentality and a state of complete and utter despair because they have little idea how and why they need to act.

What are some of the benefits of a bidet sprayer?

First and foremost, people upgrade to a bidet prayer for personal reasons. Hygiene and comfort are usually the first great benefits people realise. Next comes the huge extra benefit of the cost savings to be had over toilet paper, and lastly probably comes the environmental benefits.

There are so many more benefits with this new bathroom device, than purely environmental concerns, but of course for some people caring for the environment is first and foremost.

Toilet habits rarely make for the best conversation piece, but how we dispose of our waste is a huge environmental issue. And one we all need to consider in relation to our own impact, especially as population growth continues to increase so rapidly in many parts of the world. We can’t continue to believe and think disposing of our waste is someone else’s duty.

Most people flush and forget and have little care for what our sewage wastewater treatment works have to cope with. Take London as a perfect example. Huge population growth, ever aging sewers, and basically a ticking time bomb of hygiene problems. We hear our water companies pleading with us not to flush wet-wipes down our sewers, but their cries for help often fall on deaf ears.

Toilet paper use is also a constant issue among environmentalists as there seems to be a great deal of resistance to toilet paper made of recycled material. Some people use toilet paper products that are whole or in part made from recycled products. But the fact is that the majority of people don’t use recycled material toilet paper. Reports say more than 98 per cent of toilet paper in the U.S. comes from virgin forests.

Why not stop using toilet paper altogether – or at least the vast majority of it?

Enter a hygiene alternative:

Admittedly, I refrained from using the bidet sprayer even though it was present in my bathroom for months before I first tried it. It wasn’t until a really bad case of tummy problems did I give it a try. I’d had an unusually spicy meal, and within a short space of time I was on the can. And then again. And again. And again. I remember that session lasting to the inauspicious number of thirteen before I keeled over and passed out.

I had never tried to use this ‘strange mini-shower’ that was beside my toilet, mainly due to not knowing what it was really for. But after my mammoth toilet session, and my under carriage in severe pain, a friend was bemused why I was using toilet paper every time, tearing my skin off in the process. eco-friendly toilet paper

So the next toilet visit I decided to give it a try. My friend had given me a few directions, “spread your cheeks on the seat, lean to the left, shoot from the back, aim and fire, gently at first”.

The “gently at first” part I seemed to have forgotten and got the shock of my life, as I fired a bullet train jet stream of water at my already tender area. Water splashed everywhere. But it’s not that difficult to realise I should have squeezed the trigger, “gently at first”.

Within a few tries I had the trigger squeezing down to a tee. And the whole process was an absolute epiphany of cleanliness and comfort within no time.

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