I don’t always flush the toilet. There it is. I have said it. It’s out there. Oh and I am proud of it. Water is a scarce commodity in this world, so it makes sense not to always flush it down the pipes.
While you may not want to see your fellow worker’s papery leftovers in the bowl, my advice is simply not to look. Put up a sign that can look something like this:
IF IT’S YELLOW, LET IT MELLOW
IF IT’S BROWN, FLUSH IT DOWN
There, that says it all. Figure out how many times you go to the toilet in your office, multiply it by the number of people in your workplace and this amounts to a lot of water. If you really want to scare yourself, multiply it by the number of offices in your building, then the number of buildings in your city, then…oh we are pouring enormous amounts of fresh water down the pipes when we don’t have to.
So let’s not be squeamish about our bodily wastes or anyone else’s, especially when you don’t actually see anything, except a bit of submerged paper!