Is Western Personal Hygiene Culture Finally Catching Up With Practices Of Asia Due To Startups?
Things are changing. In many Asian countries, the use of dry toilet paper is considered dirty and unhygienic. In these countries the most common practice is to use water (bidets and Japanese smart toilets) or wet wipes. First option is expensive and second causes lot of problems for environment. Wet wipes also cause 93% of sewer blockages in UK according to Guardian newspaper and the situation is similar in other developed countries. Even the most well known toilet paper brands try to combine paper with wet wipes. Cottonelle encourages consumers to use its dry and moist toilet paper products in combination.
Good hygiene is healthy and sexy. The new, trendy option is to use toilet tissue gel for clean, fresh feeling. Better toilet culture is pushed by brands like SATU laboratory and Tushy. Toilet tissue gels sales are growing fast, the shift in thinking has occured. In a near future toilet tissue gels in toilet will be as common as soaps in bathroom.
Wet wipes—yes, even the ones that say “flushable,” condoms, feminine products, paper towels (and all the other stuff) that you flush down your toilet enters our sewer system and mixes with the grease that you have poured down your sink. This mix of personal hygiene products and grease can create “fatbergs” in our sewers.
Global Committee of Water Experts Releases Flushability Guidelines
We welcome the release of new international guidelines for what can be flushed down the toilet. We support efforts in Australia to develop an Australian standard for flushable products. You should only flush the three P’s: pee, poo & paper.
The growth in the number of wipes and related products labeled “flushable” over the past 15 years has been a multi-million dollar headache for water utilities around the globe.
CNN reports: Flush carefully. Study suggests coronavirus could spread in spray from toilet
Here’s a good reason to put the lid down before you flush: a new computer modeling study shows how a flushing toilet can send a cloud of little particles containing fecal matter into the air — fecal matter that could carry coronavirus.