Bidets are better for the planet
In the US, more than 15 million trees are pulped every year to make 36.5 million rolls of toilet paper, according to Scientific American. Bidet use drastically reduces the amount of toilet paper necessary -- and although a luxurious butt-shower might seem like a waste of water, it's a drop in the bucket compared to toilet paper, which requires 37 gallons of H2O for a single roll.
Let's not even start with wet wipes. Labeled "the biggest villain of 2015" by The Guardian, wet wipes are made from a mix of wood pulp, plastics, and cotton that doesn't biodegrade. Plus, a lifetime supply of wipes isn't exactly cheap.
"From everything we have heard, wet wipes are not good for the overall plumbing infrastructure," Allis says. "Bidets are a more economical, as well as a more environmentally friendly, choice."
Bidets are the future, and the future is now
Allis wouldn't disclose exact sales figures, but he did say bidet sales are on the rise. "We have seen growth year over year with our cleansing-seat product line," he says. "Last year, we saw category growth overall of around 50% compared to prior years."