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How many trees would it take to make 4000 rolls of toilet paper?


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2008-09-22 06:47:14
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About 384 trees. This is how many trees are used to make the toilet paper rolls that one American uses within his or her lifetime. Here is the math:

"It takes 48 full grown trees to make roughly 500 rolls of toilet paper. So using that number it takes about 1/10th of an adult grown paper tree to produce 10 rolls of toilet paper. Every American in the United States, roughly 300+ million, uses at the very least 49 rolls of toilet paper a year. That is 5 trees a person." (from


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That depends on... (a) how big the football pitch is, (b) how big a single sheet of toilet paper is and (c) how many sheets are on a roll !

Recycled toilet paper is made from used paper. It isn't made from used toilet paper. That would be gross.

I give my gerbil toilet paper rolls and he sometimes eats it but most of the time he will just make a nest out of it. but i would be careful and watch them just encase.

It's illegal for a person of any age to toilet paper a house. It is trespassing. Not to mention rude. Would you like it if you had to spend hours unraveling toilet paper from your trees because some kid played a prank on you?

This would depend on what brand of toilet paper it was.

Well the negitive impact would be overall less trees and the positive impact would be overall more toilet paper.

One totally big-jumbo-oversized-out-of-this-world-humongous roll of toilet paper. If you want to be a "smart-ass" all it takes is one regular roll of toilet paper, taken around the world once. Since there has been a Russian space station which orbits the Earth with a human occupant (they use a kind of toilet paper) this has already been done. It would be a relatively easy thing to mail a package of toilet paper to select locations around the world and back to do it yourself, using stamps. If you wanted to really go the distance, and wrap the Earth's equator around a roll of toilet paper, it would require ~180 thousand jumbo rolls taped end to end. You would have to cross the ocean with it; I don't see any way of doing so. To wrap the Earth completely in toilet paper would require ~21 trillion such rolls. You would have to lay it out perfectly, and somehow cover the oceans without losing any toilet paper. You would basically have to pause time as this would take a person ~40 million years (1 roll per minute). I leave it to you to check my calculations. Earth: Radius = 6400 km Circumfrence = 4.0 x 10^4 km Surface Area = 5.1 x 10^8 km Jumbo Roll: width = 11 cm (1.1 x 10-4 km) length = .22 km area = 2.4 x 10-5 km 1 year = 5.3 x 10^5 minutes

No, toilet paper has no nutritional value and the body would struggle to break it down.

I would say within arms reach of the toilet. preferably on the right side. No. If the toilet is near the corner of the room, then the wall that the toilet ISNT laying against is the place for the toilet paper roll. I prefer not to put a toilet paper roll across from the toilet. It annoys me.... i say why don't you put the toilet paper in the bathroom that's were it belongs anyway

Depending on how the experiment is set up, the control could be different. In this case, the control would most likely be the regular toilet paper since nothing new is added to it. The control in an experiment is the group that does not contain or relate to the independent variable (the thing you change). So if you are testing to see which is better - regular toilet paper or enriched toilet paper - the control would be the regular paper since nothing is special about it.

You will probably clog your toilet or pipes if you flush anything but toilet paper. I would not recommend trying to flush underwear down the toilet.

I doubt that after three years of eating nothing but toilet paper, you would even be alive. Toilet paper contains no calories, or vitamins, and therefore your body wouldn't get any food, and it would die. Even if you did manage to survive, then that toilet paper will have damaged your health terribly, and you may need multiple transplants or blood transfusions.

How cheap? You probably coud get it from staples, wh smiths, waitrose ( more expensive but wonderful quality) or tesco/sainsburys! Why do you need rolls of paper?

Sadly, paper is made out of trees... if it would be made out of leaves that would be much more healthy for the surrounding.

Canada would not have any toilet paper.

no kitty would just eat it

I would like to know which toilet paper is the best to use with a septic system? Also, which dishwashing detergent is best with a septic system?

Many of the coupon websites provide savings for toilet paper(s). Additionally, any of the manufacturers of toilet paper would provide coupons. You may need to sign up or register to acquire the coupons.

You could obtain the sledge hammer by helping a guy out. You would need some toilet paper. Go to Skye's bar and go to the bathroom, left of the air hockey table. You would see a guy in the toilet. And he's getting all emotional because he has run out of toilet paper. Give him the toilet paper and he would reward you with a sledge hammer. You can upgrade it with Einsteinium.

You can buy toilet paper in bulk from many stores such as Wal Mart or Costco. Costco would probably be the best if you do not mind buying huge amounts of toilet paper. It is not a bad idea since it is not something that normally goes bad.

A metaphor for vacuole would be a toilet because it stores "food", waste, another materials such as toilet paper.

One ply means that the toilet paper only has one layer of paper - 3 ply would have 3 pieces of paper placed back to back making it thicker, stronger and more absorbent.

It would be possible to make paper from oak trees. However, oak is a hardwood and is much more valuable as lumber than the sorts of trees usually used to make paper.

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