I'm all for saving the Earth. I use the good lightbulbs, reusable bags if I can, earth-friendly cleaning supplies, and I recycle everything if possible. But reusable toilet paper is where I draw the line.
I googled "reusable toilet paper" and found all sorts of sources. I won't list them; because, well; I'm bashing the whole "family cloth" idea and I'm a nice blogger. And good for them for making a difference in the environment. But it ain't for me!
Basically, you have a bunch of fabric squares instead of toilet paper squares. Some people use dry wipes for pee and have a wipe warmer with wet wipes in there for um, well; you know. Then you dispose of the fabric wipe and put it in a container that later will go to the laundry.
I already can't keep up with laundry for our family of five. I don't want to have some poo-scented piles of fabric scraps nagging at me to get washed on a daily basis. And considering how much TP we go through as a family- how many gallons of water will be used to be wash all this? It's not like I have to do extra flushes when using tree-made toilet paper.
That reminds me. I need to go throw a roll of Charmin in my purse, in case I'm visiting a family that happens to have switched over to family bathroom cloth. 'Cuz, well; that's just not cool. (you know how you have pretty little guest towels that you break out for company? Think they make pretty embroidered fancy family cloths too?!)
What do YOU think? Would you take the paper-free plunge?
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Posted by babyhoot. at 4:33 AM