Monday, February 21, 2011

CCTW Challenge One - Check!

Using toilet paper isn't big in the Philippines. People here usually use a pail of water and a manual bidet or water dipper called a Tabo (tah-boh) to wash. Fortunately though, the house we are currently renting comes with a bidet spray, which is even more convenient. And this is how I have been reducing my use of toilet paper. Which answers the last Change the World Wednesday Challenge! :D Yey!

To those of you who are iffy about using a bidet, (and I know there are a lot of you) you may want to read this. To learn more about bidets and to check where I got my toilet paper facts, you may click here.

Living on the beach also requires us to bring water with us all the time. And one of the ways I have reduced disposing of plastic water bottles is to bring my own bottle with me everywhere I go. I am especially concerned with plastic water bottles ever since we watched this video. Please feel free to share it too to create more awareness.

That's it! I'm sure there are a lot of alternatives for our usual disposables. With a little creativity we can come up with so many things. And for some, a step out of our comfort zone, could mean a step to Changing the World.

1 comment:

Small Footprints said...

Thanks, so much, for sharing this information ... and for the links about toilet paper and bidets. I especially appreciated the info about how much less water is used when choosing a bidet over toilet paper. Who knew!!

Take Care!