Archive - jul 7, 2009

IRAQ REFLECTION: Toilet paper

When those of us on the Iraq team were preparing to live temporarily in the IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp, we asked our translator, “How do people dispose of the used toilet paper? ”  The translator advised, “ You can start practicing to use your left hand and water now so you won't need toilet paper.”  It was a big challenge to the team’s comfort zone, although this idea is culturally, economically, and environmentally friendly.  The toilet paper won out over hand and water idea.  The team decided to bring a wastebasket.