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Toilet Paper Quick Facts

Which toilet paper is best for septic systems, recreational vehicles and boats?
All toilet papers today break down well in the septic system. However, thinner is better. 1 ply bath tissue will break down easier and is best in recreational vehicles and boats.

What else is toilet paper used for?
Packaging material, eyeglass wiping, nose care, hair-do’s, make-up remover, toilet seat covers, industrial wipers (Toilet paper  is very absorbent )… and wedding dresses.

Who are the major manufacturers in the US?
The major players are:

Kimberly Clark
Georgia Pacific
– Fort James
Procter & Gamble

How was toilet paper used in the Desert Storm War?
The military used toilet paper to camouflage their tanks in Saudi Arabia, during the Desert Storm War.

What is the “Toilet Paper Tax”?
In 1996, President Clinton passed a law on toilet paper, taxing each roll 6 cents and increasing the price of the product to 30 cents per roll. The price of toilet paper has not been this costly since the Desert Storm War in 1990.

The pentagon uses…?
“The pentagon uses, on average, about 666 rolls of toilet paper every day.”

By Recycling 1 ton of paper you save:
– 17 trees 6953 gallons of water
– 463 gallons of oil
– 587 pounds of air pollution
– 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
– 4077 Kilowatt hours of energy

What are the most popular themes of custom toilet paper?
Sudoka, Money, Camouflage, Glow in the Dark


How much time does a person spend on the toilet over a lifetime?

According to various studies, the average person spends 3 years on the toilet over the course of a lifetime!

How much does the average roll of toilet paper weigh?
The average roll weighs 227 grams, including the cardboard core tube. This is just over half of a pound!

What are the measurements of a standard sheet of toilet paper?
The measurements are 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches per sheet

What does it mean for toilet paper to be “hypoallergenic”?
When toilet paper is “hypoallergenic”, it means that it is unlikely that this particular product will cause an allergic reaction and contains no inks, dyes, or perfumes.

How many days does the standard roll of toilet paper last in a household bathroom?
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

What is the average number of toilet tissue sheets a person uses in one day?
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! (Charmin)

How much money does the paper product industry generate each year?
The forest and paper products industry generates $200 billion in sales annually, and is a chief exporter for the United States.

How does recycled toilet paper compare to regular rolls?
Thanks to technological advancements, certain brands of recycled toilet paper are just as soft and comfortable as those made from traditional virgin-fiber wood.  In many cases, customers can’t even tell the difference between the two.