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Japanese researchers develop new super compact toilet paper

Japanese researchers develop super compact toilet paper where a single roll is 980ft long – THREE TIMES the height of the Statue of Liberty

  • A Japanese team of researchers developed the 300 metre (980ft) single-ply
  • They say just two rolls can provide as much toilet paper as a standard 12 roll pack
  • No information on a UK release is available but it is available online in Japan
  • You can buy 24 rolls for 4,390 yen, which is £28.50 or about £1.18 per roll

A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll it cold be dropped from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before running out has been created.

A Japanese team of researchers developed the 300 metre (980ft) single-ply ‘Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long’ toilet paper to ‘cut waste and reduce carbon footprint’.

It is said to be among the longest toilet rolls currently on the market in Japan, with just two rolls providing as much paper as a standard 12 roll pack. 

The firm behind the development, Marutomi Seishi Co, says this reduces the frequency of replacing and purchasing rolls, making it perfect for stockpiling.

No information on a UK release is available, but you can buy 24 rolls – more than four miles of toilet paper – online for 4,390 yen, which is £28.50, or about £1.18 per roll. 

A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll it cold be dropped from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before running out, has been created

Each roll features a natural leaf pattern as a watermark, to highlight its green credentials, created using another printing process that is awaiting a patent

Each roll features a natural leaf pattern as a watermark, to highlight its green credentials, created using another printing process that is awaiting a patent

PENGUIN CORELESS ULTRA-LONG ROLL 

Length of paper: 300m (980ft)

Price per roll: Apr. £1.18 

Cardboard core: No

Pattern: Leaf watermark 

Manufacturer:  Marutomi Seishi Co

Marutomi told Japan Today that the extra long roll would be ideal for stockpiling in case of a natural disaster or time of shortage.

Two rolls of the new super compact paper would provide the same amount of toilet paper as a standard pack of 12 rolls, the firm explained.

Each standard roll is about 50m (164ft), so you’d need six standard rolls to have the same amount of toilet paper as one Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long roll.

A brand new manufacturing method developed by Marutomi Seishi, which is awaiting patent approval, has allowed the firm to achieve this remarkable roll length. 

It has been designed more for emergency stockpiling and disaster preparation than every day bathroom use. 

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry suggests each household keeps at least a month’s worth of toilet paper in case of emergencies. 

It has been designed more for emergency stockpiling and disaster preparation than every day bathroom use

It has been designed more for emergency stockpiling and disaster preparation than every day bathroom use

Each standard roll is about 50m (164ft), so you'd need six standard rolls to have the same amount of toilet paper as one Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long roll

Each standard roll is about 50m (164ft), so you’d need six standard rolls to have the same amount of toilet paper as one Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long roll

Two rolls of the new super compact paper would provide the same amount of toilet paper as a standard pack of 12 rolls, the firm explained

Two rolls of the new super compact paper would provide the same amount of toilet paper as a standard pack of 12 rolls, the firm explained

A brand new manufacturing method developed by Marutomi Seishi, which is awaiting patent approval, has allowed the firm to achieve this remarkable roll length

A brand new manufacturing method developed by Marutomi Seishi, which is awaiting patent approval, has allowed the firm to achieve this remarkable roll length

It is thought that an average family of four go through about 16 rolls of toilet paper per month, or just over two rolls of the new 300 metre product.

According to its developers there is less wrapping material in the packaging of the new roll than standard toilet paper and it has no cardboard core.

It is a ‘scent free paper’ that has been treated with a deodorant to reduce the impact of smells coming from the tissue, the firm said. 

Adding to its green credentials, the firm said that the more condensed rolls would require fewer truck journeys to transport per sheet of paper

Adding to its green credentials, the firm said that the more condensed rolls would require fewer truck journeys to transport per sheet of paper

It is thought that an average family of four go through about 16 rolls of toilet paper per month, or just over two rolls of the new 300 metre product

It is thought that an average family of four go through about 16 rolls of toilet paper per month, or just over two rolls of the new 300 metre product

Adding to its green credentials, the firm said that the more condensed rolls would require fewer truck journeys to transport per sheet of paper. 

This means that a single truck can transport three times as much paper in a single trip as it could for a normal toilet paper product, reducing CO2 and time.

Each roll features a natural leaf pattern as a watermark, to highlight its green credentials, created using another printing process that is awaiting a patent.



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