Why we’re wasting toilet paper
More than half of the world’s population lacks access to the kind of paper that’s essential to keeping their toilets clean and safe.
The U.S. alone accounts for nearly half of all toilet paper shortages, and the U.K. is at least six times as big a country.
“It’s just not as affordable,” said Janice Haggard, a marketing professor at the University of Southern California.
The World Health Organization says a lack of toilet paper can have devastating health effects, especially for the elderly, infants and people with chronic illnesses.
It has estimated that about half of U.N. and international aid budgets are spent on “paper” and that “about one-third of the global population suffers from the effects of toilet water shortages.”
The paper shortage has forced people to resort to toilet paper at home.
“I think it’s been more of a public health issue than a social one,” said Liane Tait, a professor of public health at the City University of New York who studies the impact of water shortages on people’s health.
“People need to use their toilet paper.
It’s not just about me.
It really has to do with the health of the entire population.”
The U-Haul has seen an uptick in demand for toilet paper after a recent order from the federal government.
It says its toilet paper is “outfitted with special packaging and a unique design that can be used with a wide variety of products.”
U-haul says its products are available in select locations across Canada, the U., the U, the Netherlands and Australia.
“There are a number of countries where we have the U-Shovel and we can also deliver it to your door,” U-Hopper said.
“If we can’t get it in your door, we can make it in our own facilities.”
But, the company said, “there is no substitute for safe and clean toilet paper.”