Japanese researchers are developing new super-compact toilet paper

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

  • A Japanese team of researchers developed the single layer 300 meters (980 feet)
  • They say only two rolls can provide the same amount of toilet paper as a standard pack of 12 rolls
  • There is no information available on a UK version, but it is available online in Japan
  • You can buy 24 rolls for 4,390 yen, that’s £ 28.50 or about £ 1.18 per roll

A compact toilet paper that packs so much into a single roll that it falls cold from the top of the Statue of Liberty three times before it runs out.

A Japanese team of researchers developed the 300-meter-long single-layer ‘Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long’ toilet paper to ‘reduce waste and reduce the carbon footprint’.

It is said to be one of the longest toilet rolls on the market today in Japan, with just two rolls providing the same amount of paper as a standard pack of 12 rolls.

The company behind the development, Marutomi Seishi Co, says this reduces the frequency of roll replacement and purchase, making it perfect for storage.

No information on a UK release is available, but you can buy 24 rolls – over six kilometers of toilet paper – online for 4,390 yen, that’s £ 28.50, or about £ 1.18 per roll.

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

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

Each roll is watermarked with a natural leaf pattern to emphasize green credentials, made with a different patent pending printing process

Each roll is watermarked with a natural leaf pattern to emphasize green credentials, made with a different patent pending printing process

PENGUIN NUCLEAR ULTRA-LONG ROLL

Length of paper: 300m (980ft)

Price per roll: April £ 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 storage in the event of a natural disaster or a time of scarcity.

Two rolls of the new super-compact paper would yield the same amount of toilet paper as a standard 12-roll package, the company explained.

Each standard roll is approximately 50 meters, so you need six standard rolls to have the same amount of toilet paper as one Penguin Coreless Ultra-Long roll.

A brand new production method developed by Marutomi Seishi, which is pending patent approval, has enabled the company to achieve this remarkable roll length.

It is designed more for emergency supplies and disaster preparedness than for everyday use in the bathroom.

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry proposes that every household keep at least a month’s worth of toilet paper for emergencies.

It is designed more for emergency supplies and disaster preparedness than for everyday use in the bathroom

It is designed more for emergency supplies and disaster preparedness than for everyday use in the bathroom

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

Each standard roll is approximately 164 ft (50 m), so you 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 yield the same amount of toilet paper as a standard 12-roll package, the company explained

Two rolls of the new super-compact paper would yield the same amount of toilet paper as a standard 12-roll package, the company explained

A brand new manufacturing method developed by Marutomi Seishi, which is pending patent approval, has enabled the company to achieve this remarkable roll length

A brand new manufacturing method developed by Marutomi Seishi, which is pending patent approval, has enabled the company to achieve this remarkable roll length

An average family of four is believed to use about 16 rolls of toilet paper per month, or just over two rolls of the new 300-meter product.

According to the developers, there is less wrapping material in the packaging of the new roll than standard toilet paper and it does not have a cardboard core.

It is a “fragrance-free paper” that has been treated with a deodorant to reduce the impact of odors coming from the fabric, the company said.

In addition to its green credentials, the company said the more condensed rolls require fewer truck trips per sheet of paper to transport.

In addition to its green credentials, the company said the more condensed rolls require fewer truck trips per sheet of paper to transport.

An average family of four is believed to process about 16 rolls of toilet paper per month, or just over two rolls of the new 300-meter product.

An average family of four is believed to process about 16 rolls of toilet paper per month, or just over two rolls of the new 300-meter product.

In addition to its green credentials, the company said the more condensed rolls would require fewer truck trips per sheet of paper to transport.

This means that a single truck can transport three times as much paper in a single journey as a normal toilet paper product, saving CO2 and time.

Each roll is watermarked with a natural leaf pattern to highlight the green credentials, made with a different patent pending printing process.

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