Green Living Idea to: Reduce Toilet Paper Usage
It Takes: Easy – Habit Change
When you load the toilet paper roll make the free end lay over the roll, not under. Assuming your toilet paper roll is below eye level, the tear point is visible from the top resulting in a more accurate tear. The roll is less likely to unroll more than desired.1 A study done in the late 1980s/early 1990s showed that changing the orientation of the roll to over from under reduced the amount of toilet paper ordered by our park system by 1/3rd.
What You Get: Uses less toilet paper and saves money
World Benefit: Reduces greenhouse gas emissions from production of the paper and reduces waste.
References: 1) http://www.treehugger.com/bathroom-design/green-your-toilet-paper-over-is-better.html
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