The things you didn’t know about toilet paper…
Sitting on the toilet usually offers a brief respite from a busy dayand, while contemplating one’s toes or the latest glossy magazine, the average toilet-goer will grab a fistful of loo roll without giving ita second thought. So what would the world be like without toilet paperand how does it feature in people’s lives on a daily basis?
Astoundingly, it is estimated that between seventy and seventy fivepercent of the world’s population doesn’t actually use toilet paper –often because they simply can’t afford it or because there are notenough trees in some areas to manufacture it, nowadays however, it ispossible to produce toilet paper out of recycled fibre, which will help this particular issue.
Toilet paper has purportedly been around in Western society since1879, originally in extremely rudimentary (and most probably highly uncomfortable) form. If you bear in mind that the average person will spend 12 000 hours in his or her lifetime sitting on the loo, the importance of soft and comfortable toilet roll can never be underestimated.
Thankfully, one of the benefits of living in 21st Century South African society is being able to purchase soft, patterned andsometimes even scented toilet paper.
Like a spa treatment, a fine bottle of wine or a slab of dark chocolate, purchasing a particular type of toilet paper has become a personal choice. Most women aredrawn to rolls patterned with flowers, butterflies or other warm and fuzzy creatures. Either way, the range of choices available is likelyto have anyone walking the supermarket aisles for hours.
Hugh Wilson, Marketing Manager of Twinsaver, says “Most people take toilet paper for granted and don’t really give it much thought. It ishowever a crucial part of any family’s daily hygiene and goes a longway towards helping to prevent the spread of disease and bacterialinfection. I think we can all be extremely grateful to live in amodern era. Twinsaver’s toilet tissue products play an important rolein this as caring protectors in the home.”
For more information visit www.twinsaver.co.za