Tushy Tushy Tushy Can't You See, I Got Bamboo All Over My Toilet Seat

By Reza Cristián

Now that I’ve got you all singing Biggie the next time you shit, you should actually consider changing your toilet paper.  

Everyone loves the bear dancing and wiggling his little butt around in all those Charmin commercials, but those extra thick papers that you wipe your ass with is actually causing a lot of waste in the sewage.  

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According to Justin Thomas, editor of the website metaefficient.com, Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year. This represents the pulping of around 15 million trees. Says “This also involves 473,587,500,000 gallons of water to produce the paper and 253,000 tons of chlorine for bleaching.”  

One thing I didn’t know existed or was even an alternative to wiping away my waste from my tush, is bamboo toilet paper. The ultra-thin, brown paper roll called Tushy is sold at stores like The Package Free Shop or online. The cheapest roll at CVS is 99 cents, but with Tushy it’s literally 50 cents more for one roll or you can buy 12 rolls for $18.    

After using the bamboo alternative for a week, I can’t lie and say it’s softer in any shape or form. But knowing my butt is saving the poor trees made me feel better.  

You can impress all your friends that come over with a weird brown paper roll the next time they come over to wipe their ass.  

Alexia Dolamakian sitting on top of a roll of Tushy.

Alexia Dolamakian sitting on top of a roll of Tushy.