A Lifetime of Loo Roll
If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s the fact that we all have to use the toilet every day. It’s not something that is often discussed in polite conversation, but it is a fact of life.
With all these trips to the bathroom every day, it got us thinking about the sheer volume of toilet roll we go through every year.
If, like us, you would like nothing more than to find out how much toilet roll you’ve used throughout your life so far, find your age on our table below to discover the average number of rolls you’ve used, how many trees this equates to, and even how many lengths of Wembley Stadium your used toilet roll could stretch!
These numbers are worked out using the calculation that the average person uses nine sheets of toilet paper per toilet visit, giving an average of 57 sheets used throughout each day after roughly 6-7 trips to the WC. This equates to 20,805 sheets of toilet paper per year, and with an average of 200 sheets to a roll, this means that the average person is going through 104 rolls of toilet paper every year.
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A Loo Roll Journey
We can see that the average person goes through an awful lot of toilet paper over the course of their lives, but we wanted to see just how far that loo roll could go.
Let’s imagine that you took your life’s worth of bog roll and laid it out, mapping out a route through the UK, starting from the City of London and working north. By the age of ten, you’ll have reached the outskirts of the capital in the borough of Barnet. Flash forward another ten years and you’ll be in Hemel Hempstead.
If you’re lucky enough to live for a whole century, your toilet roll journey will have taken you all the way to Nottingham!
Why This Research?
As a leading retailer of bathroom ware, we at QS Supplies breathe bathrooms and we sell a range of designer bathroom products such as baths, basins, shower enclosures, heated towel rails and of course toilets. We know that toilet paper is an integral part of toilet use, and it may not be possible to discontinue toilet paper altogether. Our article aims to put its use in perspective and create awareness, so users can explore other options, such as bidets. For those who wish to continue its use, we supply a range of toilet roll holders, from simple and practical to the most luxurious models.
We used averages for the number of toilet paper sheets used per toilet visit and day, as well as the number of rolls created by one tree from ToiletPaperHistory.net.
The number of sheets per roll is taken from Andrex toilet paper as listed by Tesco.
The average length of a sheet of toilet paper is taken from Wikipedia.