For the sake of the environment, many families choose to use reusable homemade fabrics after using the bathroom. This initiative is acclaimed by some, anxious to save the environment by avoiding the use of toilet paper, but criticized by others who feel horrified by the idea. But is this “family fabric” really a good idea?
The reusable cloth, advantage or disadvantage?
The use of toilet paper has long been the only way to clean yourself after using the toilet, but it turns out that it is not the most effective method since it causes gynecological problems or even urinary tract infections. The main cause is friction with the paper. Also, some people opt for household linen, believing that it is not only more hygienic but also more ecological.
Moreover, a French person uses about 17 grams of toilet paper per day, or 6.2 kilos per year. Also, experts believe that the use of toilet paper should be banned. Indeed, they argue, at the same time, that toilet paper is expensive both for the consumer and the environment. According to them, it kills around 27,000 trees a day around the world, which contributes to massive deforestation.
In addition, the cost of toilet paper can literally increase if we favor luxury brands that take advantage of the increasingly frequent needs of consumers in terms of comfort and therefore sell high-end products by also selling well on the thickness than on the softness, the color or even the perfume.
Not to mention the danger that white paper can represent that manufacturers do not hesitate to bleach with chlorine to embellish the product, or even the fact of throwing biodegradable toilet paper in the bowl, and which contributes to water pollution.
So for or against fabric laundry?
If this initiative delighted defenders of ecology, other people have not hesitated to criticize it, especially when it comes to putting the used cloth in the washing machine several times to reuse it. This washing action would require as much water and soap, even electricity when using the washing machine. So, they feel that it could be as expensive as using toilet paper.
Also, on social networks, we are witnessing the disdain that some Internet users show for family tissue with not very convenient comments.
However, other people are vehemently encouraging this initiative by giving examples of their personal experiences with these linens.
An anonymous woman took to BuzzFeed to talk about her family experience and even said, “In my mind, buying and using disposable toilet paper was literally throwing money down the toilet! « , Adding » Let’s make things clear: people who use household linen for hygiene do not have only one piece of fabric. We have dozens of little fabric strips. This Internet user believes that these wipes should be considered at the same level as the underwear used daily.
Some have even advocated the return of the bidet in the bathroom, which they believe is healthier and more practical and its investment would be less expensive.
The aim of this action is to make the world a better place for all mankind and to protect the planet. Certainly, it is a gesture that will not pay off instantly, but if everyone does it, the results will be felt over time.
So are you for or against using these famous cloth wipes!