20 Mar 2009
Hmm, it's an interesting debate, but I really can't see it happening. I think it's a bigger cultural change than you give it credit for, and for that reason I don't think the takeup would be that quick or widespread. In my opinion, it would be much better to concentrate on things like stopping the use of non-energy saving light bulbs or introducing payment incentives for recycling. Interesting stuff all the same though. Sam /
06 Jul 2009
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12 Nov 2009
It is a huge opportunity, that's for sure but it's also a huge cultural change. Most average UK homes don't have space for a bidet, or the inclination to have one installed, and what are the water implications of yet another water plumbed device? Having been to India, bidets weren't prevalent and it seems that "other" arrangements are involved.
28 Oct 2010
You raise a good argument however you may not be aware of how some manufacturers actually produce environmentally friendly toile rolls and hand towels.
Metsa tissue make the UK commercially know brand Katrin and they have a fantastic policy which you can read yourself here: http://www.metsatissue.com/responsibility/environment/productionandlogistics/Pages/Default.asp
Now these guys actually use a lot or recycled paper and use the ink from the de-inking process as fuel for some of their processing plants! They use a lot less water than others and only use environmentally safe chemicals in their manufacturing processes.
If you go on to read about how they source their pulp and their overall policy you can see these guys are the real deal.
So when you look at a company like this and weigh it against a whole cultural change you can see it will be much easier to accept using a greener product rather than living the greener way!
See our katrin hand towels : http://www.janitorialsuppliesonline.co.uk/katrin-36210-interfold-blue-paper-hand-towel-597-p.asp