On average, consumers use 8.6 sheets per trip – a total of 57 sheets per day. That’s an annual total of 20,805 sheets!
According to Charmin customers, the number of days a standard roll of bath tissue usually lasts in the most-used bathrooms in the house is five.
I have now been using cloth toilet paper I made at home for months (though only for number one incidents). I have yet to find a downside. Making them was quick and simple. I used baby wash cloths, so they are nice and soft. Washing them is not a big deal. Most importantly, I am happy knowing I am helping the environment.
Baby wash cloths cut into quarters.
Zip zag stitch across the 2 open edges.
Store in the bathroom.
Here is a more uplifting statistic I found to end on:
Tossing all the toilet paper in America would save 15 million trees, 17.3 terawatts of electricity, and more than 473 billion gallons of water annually.
I have to say it's worth it. After looking into it more as well, I found that some families are choosing to put bidets in their homes to eliminate the need for toilet paper all together. I think I'd be a little uncertain trying one of those for the first time, but they all sounded really pleased with their decision.