Flushing Forests

27,000 trees worth of toilet paper are used every day to wipe our bottoms. The average AmericanĀ uses up 50 pounds or 3.1 miles of toilet paperĀ a year. Flushing Forests is a toilet paper dispenser intended for public restrooms to raise awareness and reduce the amount of toilet paper used, through audio feedback and public sham.. Leveraging the Arduino platform, the dispenser counts the number of sheets pulled and provides audio feedback to indicate your impact on the environment. To create an emotional connection to the environment, chainsaw sounds are played to signify the cutting down of trees when the user pulls more than the recommended amount. Conversely, pleasant nature sounds are played when the user is below the threshold.

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