As toilet paper usage goes up in Japan, partly due to an increase in public toilets, while the environment remains a concern, Japan Toilet Labo urges Japanese to use less toilet paper through poetry!
As bizarre as it sounds, the research centre may just be on to something.
According to a study by Japan Toilet Labo, placing a “toilet poetry” at the eye level of a person seated on a toilet cuts usage by 20 percent!
Ryusuke Nagahara of Japan Toilet Labo told Reuters, “We asked ourselves what we could do for the environment in the toilet? The answer is to save toilet paper and save water.”
Now, Japan Toilet Labo hopes to get its poems placed in 1,000 public toilets across Japan.