Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Well, not exactly. The irrational hoarding of toilet paper created mass pandemonium, shortages, and forced families to limit their use and find alternative solutions.
The TP crisis brought light to some pretty alarming issues about how wasteful we have been with this limited natural resource. It has been discovered that around 15 million trees are killed EVERY YEAR, just to make toilet paper. What’s just as bad is that it takes 37 gallons of water to produce ONE roll of toilet paper. And, It is expensive! Americans use more toilet paper than any other country in the world, to the tune of $6 billion annually, or $8,500 per person over their lifetime.
Alternative solutions are taking hold for all the right reasons. There were rudimentary solutions such as paper towel, which quickly ran out, and reusable washable towels, which were using more water to wash and more gross and unsanitary than desired. Some less harmful products such as toilet paper from recycled sources and bamboo toilet paper have been a welcome alternative, albeit less comfortable on that sensitive peach. Bidet attachments, a modern twist on the sanitation method used by the rest of the world for centuries, has finally taken hold in America.
Bidets have been used by the rest of the world, and, new bidet attachments are allowing Americans to go green, save some green, and get clean! At an affordable range of $49-$699, bidets are quickly becoming a better solution to the waste, expense, and bad hygiene of toilet paper. There are some pretty simple devices that attach to the water line create an instant spraying option with clean water to wash your rear end instead of using wasteful paper. Electronic bidet attachments have turned a TP crisis into a life of luxury. Without needing any extra space, a bidet attachment will take the place of your toilet seat, use your existing water source, and, simply by plugging into an outlet nearby, you have
solved the crises and stepped into the modern world. The higher end models have temperature controlled heated seats, a warm-water oscillating sprayer (for both front and rear cleaning), and even a dryer and more to truly eliminate the need for wasteful paper.
We are thrilled to see a problem that most weren’t even aware of is being solved. Our personal preference is the electric bidet attachment! The cost is quickly recouped by the massive reduction in toilet paper, and, for something that EVERYBODY does every day, why not enjoy the experience!
Do your part and look towards a modern solution to a long time problem, and, please don’t get caught up in another TP crisis.