Save Energy with Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper

glowing toilet paper photo

Behold: glow in the dark toilet paper! No need to turn on the light for those late-night ventures to the bathroom,.
Toilet paper has been the subject of considerable drama here on the ole' TreeHugger. Sadly, the softer it is, the worse it is for old growth forests. We've heard calls to ditch the TP entirely and go with a bidet, and we now know that toilet-paper themed poetry can reduce use. But unless we all do like No Impact Man, or find the gospel after a trip to Thailand, we of the Western World are unlikely to ditch the roll terribly soon. So we might as well save some energy while we're at it, right?This glow-in-the-dark toilet paper charges up during the day with natural light or ambient artificial light. Presumably the paper content is not recycled, but we can only hope the luminescence is recycled from nuclear power plants. In what's definitely not a lazy cop out, here is the brilliant product description in its entirety:

In a world where scientific discovery and exploration is slowly but surely unravelling the myriad mysteries of the universe, it's gratifying to know that some idiot can still find time to come up with such a ludicrous invention as Glow In The Dark Loo Roll. It may not be a Hadron Collider (the less said about black holes and anti-matter the better), but whilst it won't enlighten us as to what happened at the beginning of time, it will shed some light on the subject at hand, and it's a lot funnier.

Like all things luminous it needs light to charge itself up, so to speak, and the amount of light it gets will determine how long it glows for. Why we're bothering to get technical about it is a mystery, it's Glow In The Dark Loo Roll for heaven's sake. As serious as a giraffe in flippers, though considerably more useful, and isn't it reassuring to know that all those research grants aren't going unwasted?

If your bum glows after you get back to bed, I consider that a bonus. And remember: over is better!

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