How Much Toilet Paper do we Use?
Studies have been done on how much toilet paper the average American uses. One independent study we’ve found is on a blog post titled “Toilet Paper Usage Analysis” penned by Josh Madison on his website joshmadison.com. The graphic on the left is a clipping from his post that breaks down how much TP he used over a one-year period. He provides extremely granular data in his report; down to the start and end date of each roll, and average sheets used and cost per day.
He makes a reference to Sheryl Crow who proposed that we all use only one sheet of toilet tissue per bathroom visit (1:30 into the video). That statement resulted in a slew of funny videos on YouTube where a search for “Sheryl Crow toilet paper” yields 38 videos.
Anyway, back to real analysis, one online resource reports that the average consumer users 57 sheets of toilet paper per day. That calculates to a 12-pack lasting a family of four about 18 days. At that rate, they would need to purchase that 12-pack 20 times per year.
These and other statistics show that we do use a lot of toilet paper. Control-n-Roll is doing it’s part to help save money, mess and the ecology.
Interested in knowing who cares about toilet paper consumption? Click here.