Good luck with that. This is where practical ideas for saving the environment start to grow thin. While on tour with Laurie David for their Stop Global Warming campaign at various college campuses around the U.S., Sheryl Crow urged students to consider using “one square of toilet paper”. From the article,
“She says, ‘I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming. Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting.’”
Right. Look, toilet paper is a serious drain on resources throughout the U.S. and the world. Millions of trees each year are used for paper products. I think the more persuasive argument would be to tell people to purchase toilet paper used with recycled paper. Encouraging a reduce/recycle tandem is a much better option than telling a crowd they should fee guilty about wiping their asses with more than one square. That, or this country need a hell of a lot more investment in toilets with bidets.