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There are some things in life which need to be of a certain standard and quality in order to be useful, and the tissue with which you wipe your bottom is almost certainly one of them.
My pet disappointment is that somewhere there are factories manufacturing totally inferior loo paper solely for use in publicly available toilets maintained by national or local government. There is scarcely better quality loo roll provided for the staff of such establishments.
Council Toilet Tissue - a disgustingly high poke through factor!
Doubtless this attempt at economy is doubly successful, as many of the staff in these places actually carry their own private supply of toilet paper, keeping it in their desk and carrying small quantities with them when using the facilities.
An example is a local council provided facility in a public building which has sheets which are 95 mm x 110 mm and with a disgustingly high poke through factor. I need to make a wad of at least six sheets to ensure that I do not have a "yeuch" moment. Even then there is danger at the edges of the sheets.
Here at home we have a good firm toilet paper from a supermarket which is not expensive and provides 110 mm x 130 mm in each sheet.This means that the council's product has only 73% the area and at least 50% less thickness. Assuming that paper products costs are proportional to weight they are paying only 36% of what I am paying per sheet, but as I use six times as many sheets my wiping costs them about three times what I pay at home per visit to the bathroom.
Apart from the poor economics, this policy brings the council's reputation at its libraries and museums suffers greatly, as remarks left by visitors on tourist review sites show.