Thursday, November 21, 2013

Learn from Africa!

And apropos such things, there would be  ONE very useful thing that NGO's could do to help the sustainability of this planet. They could start a campaign to eradicate loo paper in the West. How many millions of trees have been cut down to produce this useless commodity?
I have personally not used loo paper for 8 years. When I am forced to do so, say, on holiday in Europe, or in hotels in Africa that caters for Toubabs, I feel dirty.
The solution is extremely simple and costs nothing. A plastic kettle like the one above is deposited next to the loo and simple water is used, after which one washes one's hands thoroughly of course.
Africa has been using this solution since the beginning of time. It is only now, in the cities amongst the new elite that a need  to use toilet paper has been introduced!

3 Comments:

Blogger Mamen Portillo (Afrikia) said...

You are right, less paper should be used to preserve trees, but as you don't use paper you need much more water, and water can't be spoiled, it must be saved too. (sorry for "my" bad english ;-)

11:04 AM  
Blogger Mamen Portillo (Afrikia) said...

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11:04 AM  
Blogger toubab said...

Yes, Mamen, thank you for your comment! You are right of course we must preserve water, but the amount of water used for this is negligible- much less than the amount used to flush one of the toubab toilets that the programme seems to think necessary in Africa!

1:28 PM  

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