Significant savings in drinking water consumption by changing toilet paper

In the effort of environmental sustainability, we often focus on reducing the use of plastics, saving of electric energy and reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. Our choice of toilet paper is one less obvious but effective area. While at first glance this may seem unrelated to water saving, the type of toilet paper you use can have a significant impact on your overall water consumption.

Hidden water footprint of toilet paper

Toilet paper represents the base of any business or household, but its production is demanding on resources, while water is the primary input. On average, producing one roll of toilet paper can require up to 37 gallons of water.

Ecological alternatives you can try: 

  1. Eco-friendly toilet paper

By switching to eco-friendly toilet paper, you can significantly reduce your water footprint. This option requires far less water and energy spent on production. It also reduces the need for deforestation. Our portfolio includes a number of toilet papers that proudly hold the globally recognised European Union Ecolabel certification, which controls the environmental impact of production and contribution to sustainability. Switching to eco-friendly toilet paper not only saves water, but also reduces deforestation, carbon footprint and minimizes chemical pollution.

  1. Recycled toilet paper

Toilet paper made from recycled content, significantly reduces the need for wood pulp which leads to saving water used while growing and processing trees.

Hints for consumers: 

  • Look for FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications which ensure sustainable processes. You can find a wide range of toilet papers with this identification, kitchen towels and recycled napkins.

  • Do bulk shopping. For your business, bulk shopping is worth it, as this way, you will reduce your carbon footprint from transport.

  • Buy products with the Blue Angel certificate. These products are environmentally friendly. 


  1. Easily dissolvable toilet paper

Choosing the right toilet paper is essential not only for comfort but also for the environmental impact. In terms of solubility, toilet paper that dissolves properly reduces the amount of water needed for flushing the toilet. When toilet paper dissolves quickly in water, it prevents clogging and there is no need to flush twice. In our portfolio, you can find highly dissolvable toilet papers that are also suitable for chemical toilets and septic tanks. 

The choice of toilet paper may seem unimportant, but it also has its impact on our planet. By simply switching to eco-friendly toilet paper with certificates, you can significantly reduce water footprint. This small change can lead to substantial savings in water consumption and contribute to a more sustainable future. 

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