Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Year of No Toilet Paper

My husband showed me this article, which I found really interesting and wanted to share it. This writer in New York is writing a book about his family of three living for a year with "eating only food (organically) grown within a 250-mile radius of Manhattan; (mostly) no shopping for anything except said food; producing no trash (except compost, see above); using no paper; and, most intriguingly, using no carbon-fueled transportation." Some of the stuff that he's doing is kind of extreme, like using no toilet paper, and I wonder how much of it they will keep doing after the one year is up, but I think it's an interesting experiment.

Here is the article link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/22/garden/22impact.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

And here is his website:

http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/

2 comments:

kimlynch said...

P.S. I forgot to mention that there is an article on the no impact website about plastic bags.


http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/03/plastic_bags_ar.html

agourley said...

After reading this article, I wondered how much toilet paper we use in a day. On average we each use 57 sheets of toilet paper per day and 20,800 sheets per year. Much of the toilet paper used in public places contains post-consumer paper, but the soft stuff we tend to use at home does not. I never thought much about paper consumption in that manner, but it is a little thing that could have a big impact.