CRAZIEST TOILET PAPER SAGA EVER: FROM CHINA TO SAVINGS!

CRAZIEST TOILET PAPER SAGA EVER: FROM CHINA TO SAVINGS!
4. February 2024 ZLC Team
In Cultural Fusion Fashion, Sustainable
A timeline showing the evolution of toilet paper from ancient China to today's eco-friendly options

FROM WESTERN COMFORTS TO SQUATTING

A 7-YEAR-OLD’S TOILET PAPER TALE

“Imagine being a 7-year-old, moving from Western-style toilets and being used to soft 3-ply toilet paper, only to suddenly find yourself squatting and using water in my grandfather’s house in Pakistan. It was a significant change! My parents had decided that we would move from Denmark to Pakistan for a year, which was a huge culture shock for me.

One day, I had to go to a dark room with a primitive lamp providing very little light, and there was this unfamiliar flat toilet with a big hole. I was scared to death. I couldn’t do it, but I had to. Then, one night, my uncle’s wife (my aunt-in-law) came to help me. It was midnight, and everyone was sleeping outside due to the intense heat, resting on those traditional ‘manji beds’ or ‘charbai beds.’ We were living in a remote village with a real back-to-basics vibe.

She noticed my urgency and became my hero that night. She became my cloth-cutting savior, tearing an old headcloth into small pieces. Thanks to her, my first night there went from a potential disaster to a hilarious experience. That was my lesson, and I learned how to use a lota’ with water, and life continued after that unforgettable night.

The moral of this story is that you have to adapt no matter where you are. As a 7-year-old boy, I was used to comfy warm toilet seats and lots of bambi-soft 3-ply toilet paper. However, I had to learn the basics when we moved to our village in Pakistan. Because it’s never too late to change!  That experience stayed with me and led to the journey we’re about to explore.

How can we rethinking and go back to the basic, even something as simple as toilet paper. So, come along on this adventure, where every sheet has a story, and every choice can make a big impact.

ROLLING THROUGH HISTORY

How the Chinese Unrolled the Path to Toilet Paper Savings?

Did you know that the Chinese were the first to develop toilet paper!? The earliest written record mentioning toilet paper dates back to the year 589.

Trace it back to ancient China, where they first cracked the code on personal cleanliness. Fast forward through history, and here we are, making every square count. But it’s not just about keeping it clean; it’s about thinking green. Dive into this adventure with us, a Danish trailblazer in sustainable living, as we tackle more than just hygiene. From our ethically made garments to our staunch stance against plastic pollution and deforestation, every choice is a stand against wasting our planet’s precious resources. And yes, that includes rethinking something as everyday as toilet paper.”Imagine my shock as a 7-year-old, transitioning from the Western luxury of seated toilets and rolls of toilet paper to squatting and using water while living in Pakistan. It was a huge shift!

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT TOILET PAPER?

On average, each Dane uses about 1-2 rolls of toilet paper per week, which adds up to around 100 toilet rolls per year. When you break down the numbers, an 8-pack of 3-ply toilet paper costs about 45 DKK, which translates to roughly USD. Let’s dive into how this everyday necessity impacts our wallets and the planet.

ACT NOW – GRAB A CHEAPER BRAND:

Why keep flushing your hard-earned money down the toilet? Embrace the budget-friendly revolution and opt for a cheaper brand. It’s a myth that you need to spend a fortune to get quality loo paper. Cheaper varieties often do the job just as well, if not better, than their pricier counterparts. Make the switch and watch your savings pile up, all while giving the planet a much-needed break.

URGENCY ALERT – COMPARE AND SAVE:

Time’s ticking, and so is your chance to save big on toilet tissue! Start comparing prices and calculate the cost per sheet. It’s an eye-opener to see how much you can save by simply being a savvy shopper. Don’t let another sheet go to waste—become a comparison guru and keep both your wallet and the environment green.

STOP THE WASTE – USE LESS PAPER:

Here’s a cheeky reminder: you’re probably using more toilet paper than you need. Cutting down your usage isn’t just good for your wallet—it’s a high-five to the environment too. By being a bit more mindful, you could save a chunk of change every year. Plus, it’s a straightforward way to contribute to a more sustainable planet.

BULK BUY AND SAVE:

Bulk buying isn’t just for preppers; it’s a smart move for anyone looking to save on toilet paper. Stock up during sales or split the cost with friends or family. It’s a win-win: you save money and reduce the number of trips to the store, which also means less carbon footprint. Who knew being eco-conscious could be so wallet-friendly?

You may also be interested in reading: WHY DO WE USE TOILET PAPER INSTEAD OF WATER SHOWERS

SQUISH THE ROLL – A SIMPLE TRICK:

Ever thought of squishing the toilet paper roll before use? This nifty trick prevents you from pulling out too much paper, saving you money and reducing waste. It’s a small act with big savings attached. Plus, it’s kind of fun, right?

FOLDING VS. SCRUNCHING – A SAVVY MOVE:

Fold, don’t scrunch! Folding toilet paper is not only more efficient but also more economical. It’s a simple switch that ensures you use less paper per visit. Embrace the fold and join the ranks of toilet paper connoisseurs who know how to make the most out of every sheet.

THE ULTIMATE SAVING TIP – DO YOUR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE:

The cheapest toilet paper is the one you don’t have to buy. Whenever possible, use the facilities at work or public places. It’s a cheeky yet effective way to cut down on your personal toilet paper use. Plus, it adds a little adventure to your day!

GO RECYCLED – SAVE THE PLANET AND YOUR WALLET:

Toilet paper environmental impact is no joke. Switching to recycled toilet paper is a significant step toward a greener planet. “Who gives a crap toilet paper” is just one of the brands leading the charge in eco-friendly bathroom products. Make the switch and join the movement toward a more sustainable future.

CONCLUSION

Let’s face it: if we’re going to make a dent in the environmental mess we’re in, it starts with rethinking everything—yes, even toilet paper. ZLCOPENHAGEN isn’t just in the business of crafting the finest, eco-friendly threads; we’re in the revolution business, challenging you to live, wipe, and wear your values on your sleeve (and in your bathroom).

Our journey together isn’t about guilt-tripping over the plastic wrapper or mourning the trees lost to your toilet routine. It’s about embracing the joy of making choices that feel good, look amazing, and do right by Mother Earth. From the rainforest to your restroom, we’re proving that sustainability can be sleek, sexy, and a little bit sassy. So, are you ready to roll with us? Because at ZLCOPENHAGEN, we believe that the path to a cleaner planet is paved with more than good intentions—it’s lined with great toilet paper.

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