NooPoo Paper : Use Newspapers, Junk Mail & Phonebooks for Toilet Paper


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noopoo paper, noopoo paper
newspaper and phonebooks, yes mame, yes sir
you can when you're are on the can

noopoo paper is the thing
it's gonna save the human race
it's gonna save the world race
we are all gonna be a wolf ourselves one day
if just wait around the body will decay
it will go into the rivers
it will go into the sky
and somewhere you will become, if you lucky oh my my
you'll be a Siberian tiger or a bear you'll see
you if you love them and love yourself
noopoo paper for you and me

noopoo paper, noopoo paper, ooo
noopoo paper, noopoo paper
you can do the doo dee doo

we all love the animals, so let's all give back
we all love the animals
so stop u sing toilet paper, stop using toilet paper
use noopoo paper, ooo use planetpaper,
save those animals the tigers, bears and the wolves
noopoo paper
toilet paper is crap, noopoo paper is heaven
that is that

just put a little water on it,
and you be cleaner than you will ever be
than when you use toilet paper you see
noopoo paper use it today
can't wait any longer
the Siberian cats and wolves
are saying ok, it's saving our lives
yeah noopoo paper

NooPoo Paper /stele c12
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Here are some relevant TP posts.
sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2010/08/ green-your-bathroom-tp-tips.html

More notes:

I like using newspapers, junk mail and phone books for toilet paper. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom.

Plus, adding water makes the paper soft. So by adding water, I am not sacrificing by using non-tp paper.

Most of all, using newspapers, junk mail and phone books for toilet paper allows me to celebrate, because I know that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because my pooping methodology saves the trees and slow down climate change so they can live.

We - five roommates - have not used toilet paper in our house since early 2009... scooby doo doo.

Our used "phonebook poo paper" goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. We don't notice any additional odor in the bathroom or the trashcan. The relatively small amount of poo dries quickly on our ultra eco toilet paper.

And even IF there were a slight or modest additional odor I would give a little smell-wise to give back a bunch life-wise. And thus, we do have a clean and sweet smelling home.

By the way - compared to our phonebook poo paper - way dirtier dog doo and diapers are put into trash cans. I really do want to co-write an eco poo paper song with someone. www.XOEarth.org

I like to help save the forests by using newspaper, phone directories and book pages when I go to the bathroom… cleaner and more fun than tp.

Adding water to the paper makes it soft and for super clean bottoms. One big telephone phone book has lasted us 10 months.

It’s not to save bucks, it’s to save those forest gems and it’s actually better. For a few weeks we had a regular "sad" toilet paper roll hanging in the bathroom for guests that we forgot to coach, but it's pretty obvious what is expected so we don't have any regular "sad" TP in there now. Reusing other paper as “Toe Ee Lot Pay Purr” is just sooo satisfying for me because I can get a fresher butt, and it saves our sweet forests and the critters.

Our used poopy paper goes into the trash basket beside the toilet, then it goes in the regular trash after that. Because it’s fairly low humidity here in Colorado, it dries fast and does not smell. It feels soooo good to be pooing this way. As far as the trash company, compared to the poopy diapers going into trash cans, nooo comparison. Toilet paper goes into a trash can in a lot of places around the world and in the US.

A lot of folks that travel around the world do so without ultra soft US toilet paper on their adventures and spiritual quests. They come back saying how wonderful and magical and important their trip was. Many come back inspired. Few complain about "roughing it" a little bit back there.

Let us not disconnect this simple ecological action from the value we put on the places we love, both here and there.

Any songwriters wanna help perfect this song and write other NooPoo Paper songs?
*For all the life that loves to live and lives to love.*
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Resources:
Keep Tigers Out Of Your Toilet
www.care2.com/causes/keep-tigers-out-of-your-toilet.html
Excerpt:
Imagine that a small army of bulldozers and other types of heavy equipment came into your neighborhood early one morning and began destroying everything in sight on the street where you live: three-story homes; garages; manicured lawns; pretty flowers; backyard pools; even tree houses and the trees they sit in, with absolutely no regard for the lives connected to them.

If you are a tiger living on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, this is your reality. Those with an ear to the ground regarding animals in peril around the globe have presumably heard about the link between manufacturers of toilet paper and tissue and the destruction of tiger habitat in Sumatra.

As consumers, we are free to support brands that harm animals and the environment or reject them. Let’s work on increasing everyone’s awareness of this problem and on making deforestation and illegal trade things of the past. Animals are precious creatures that we all are meant to coexist with peacefully. If we don’t start now, when will we?
More: http://www.care2.com/causes/keep-tigers-out-of-your-toilet.html
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Toilet Paper and the Environment
/ encyclopedia.toiletpaperworld.com/

Flushing Forests / www.worldwatch.org/node/6403
Soft Is Rough on Forests www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/ science/earth/26charmin.html
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Toilet_paper #Environmental_considerations
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  • SteleEly Post author

    The Salidaga
    July 24, 2016 ~ Hannah Marker Peace Corps Volunteer

    The picture above is a salidaga. This is the Bambara word for it, I can’t remember the Pular one, and in English I would just call it a plastic kettle. But it has a very specific use, so I believe I very specific name is needed. Thus I continue to use salidaga.

    The salidaga is used to by Guineans, Malians and I assume other West Africans when they go to the bathroom. They’re kept constantly filled with water, and carried with to and from the latrine. They’re also used to provide water for washing hands, brushing teeth, doing the ablutions before praying and occasionally, mostly by children, drinking.

    Now I assume you can imagine how the water is used for all those activities except going to the bathroom. In the latrine, the water from the salidaga is used to clean oneself, in place of toilet paper. Most people here actually think toilet paper is a very dirty way to clean yourself. I’ve seen people laugh when they see me taking to the latrine with me. As such, I usually just rip some off the roll and tuck it in my shirt so they don’t know what I’m doing, and take the salidaga with me, which I then don’t use.

    The West African method of cleaning yourself involve holding the salidaga with your RIGHT hand and using your LEFT hand to clean yourself. For ladies, if you pee, you pour some water in your left hand and splash upwards as many times as you see fit. If you’re pooping, you hold the salidaga in your right hand and kind of pour the water down your butt-crack, simultaneously wiping with your left hand until clean.

    How can I explain this so well? I have in fact done both. Not unless I have to however. Toilet paper is available for sale and I do buy it whenever I am in the regional capital. While the local methods leave you clean, it also leaves you wet and I just don’t like that. But I have run out of toilet paper before, and thus been forced to use the salidaga.

    This method of cleaning yourself is why there is such a stigma around the left hand being dirty in West African culture. You don’t ever eat with your left hands and you don’t give or accept things from others with your left hand. The eating thing I can handle because I’m right handed so it feels weird anyway to eat with my left hands, and this rule mostly just applies to when you’re eating with your hands out of a shared bowl. Not when you’re eating with utensils or off your own plate. Though I think West Africans still generally avoid it. I have had a hard time getting used to not giving or accepting things with my left hands, especially at the market when my hands are full of bags and I’m taking transactions.

    And you may be wondering, are there left handed West Africans? Of course. I’m sure there are a lot who may have been trained out of using it by their parents, but I have also seen West Africans write with their left hand. They’re probably just much more ambidextrous than most Americans.

    There is one time that West Africans will shake with their left hands. This is when someone is leaving for a long time. Possibly you may never see them again. Since shaking with the left hand is “wrong”, the idea behind shaking with the left hand in this instance is that the person leaving had to come back to rectify the “mistake”. It’s a nice tradition I think.

    So there you have it. The salidaga. A nice piece of West African culture that I thought you all would appreciate hearing about. So next time you go to the bathroom, appreciate that toilet paper. Because what you buy here sure isn’t Cottonelle and because I didn’t buy enough this time to make it through to my next trip to the regional capital… hannahmarker214 et gmail period com
    https://malimarker1517.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/t

  • SteleEly Post author

    Via Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter) at Treehugger.com: In his 1966 book The Bathroom, Alexander Kira goes on at great length at how useless toilet paper is at actually cleaning our rear ends. He quotes a British study that found that 44% of men had stained underwear, and concludes that “we are primarily concerned with the appearance of cleanliness… What we cannot see or directly experience or what others cannot readily see, we ignore.” He recommended the use of a bidet, but regretted that in North America, it was almost unknown or identified with sexual immorality. That was almost 40 years ago. http://www.treehugger.com/bathroom-design/why-i-s

  • SteleEly Post author

    Let’s ban toilet paper :: http://grist.org/list/lets-ban-toilet-paper you’ve heard that we’re now using more trees for toilet paper than for newsprint. (Not least because the newspaper industry is even more in the toilet than toilet paper.) But did you know that because of Americans’ demand for super-soft TP for our bungholes, 98 percent of the pulp used to make the stuff comes from virgin wood? __“Future generations are going to look at the way we make toilet paper as one of the greatest excesses of our age. Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution,” Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defence Council, told the Guardian.

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper since early 2009 – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-should-never-flush-down-the-toilet.html

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-should-never-flush-down-the-toilet.html

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. Sing along with our noopoo paper tune. http://XOEarth.org/noopoo-paper

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-sh

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. Sing along with our noopoo paper tune. http://XOEarth.org/noopoo-paper

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-sh

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. Sing along with our noopoo paper tune. http://XOEarth.org/noopoo-paper

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-sh

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. Sing along with our noopoo paper tune. http://XOEarth.org/noopoo-paper

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-sh

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. Sing along with our noopoo paper tune. http://XOEarth.org/noopoo-paper

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-sh

  • SteleEly Post author

    We have used phone books and junk mail for toilet paper for over 5 years now – so only #1 and #2 goes down our potty. We like using this "noopoo" paper because it helps save the forests by not using more tree sourced paper. Once used, our “phonebook poo paper” goes into the waste basket, and then the regular trash can. "Noopoo" gets your behind cleaner and is more fun than eco crappy TP. Adding water to the paper makes for non-toxic, super clean bottom. I celebrate knowing that some critters and future kids will be smiling a bit more because our pooping methodology. I hope all the lovers of the planet out there will use this ultra eco "noopoo" toilet paper too. Sing along with our noopoo paper tune. http://XOEarth.org/noopoo-paper

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-things-you-sh

  • SteleEly Post author

    I soooo hope more folks will at least give the reusable poo cloth, or phonebook or office paper as toilet paper a chance. For all the life that loves to live, give the gift to kids and critters of the future by not using toilet paper. Lot's of folks travel or camp while dealing with toilet experiences that are less than optimal – sometimes without toilet paper. And many come back home and say what a wonderful time they had and want to go again… asap. Why do the standards have to change for some people when they get back home? And many of us have dealt with those diapers from our sweet kids that were far poopier… no problem. It feels good to do the loving thing.

  • SteleEly Post author

    Use Reusable Toilet Paper : For me, this one was an eco-conscious no-brainer … once I’d wrapped my brain around the concept, that is. I mean, of course! Cloth can be washed and used again and again. It’s less resource-intensive, it keeps tons and tons of waste out of landfills and waterways, and, bottom line, the “reusable” model is always a more sustainable choice than the “disposable” alternative.

    Just think about toilet paper: Made from trees. Chemically-treated for “sanitation,” and bleached for “beauty.” Stark white antiseptic. Wrapped in plastic. Mass-produced in factories. Shipped across continents. Endlessly.

    Then think about family cloth. Homemade. Cut from an old cotton sheet, a flannel shirt, a terry cloth towel. All up-cycled. And so soft. Washable. Reusable. Again and again and again.
    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/would-you-use-re

  • SteleEly Post author

    FRESH PAPER could be another rad name for the eco toilet paper that is simply newspaper and phonebooks.

    Albeit: Berries turning to moldy mush, dying an ignoble death in the blink of an eye; beautiful greens transforming into brown slimy leaves; mushroom sprouting new forms of fuzzy life within their gills — these are the tragedies that befall too many a kitchen. In fact, 25 percent of the world's food supply is lost to spoilage.

    The Massachussets-based company, Fenugreen, aims to address this waste with its simple innovation, FreshPaper. Fenugreen was founded by two friends, Kavita M Shukla, inventor of FreshPaper, and Swaroop Samant, a medical doctor. Kavita developed and patented FreshPaper while in high school, after she stumbled upon its spices and botanicals in a medicinal hot drink given to her by her grandmother in India to prevent a reaction to contaminated tap water. http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/simple-sheet