Odor-reducing toilet paper rolls out in Shikoku


A paper maker in Shikoku will sell odor-reducing toilet paper for use in makeshift toilets set up for disasters.

The paper has been coated in deodorizing powders blended with natural minerals, allowing it to decompose substances thought to cause a stench.

When the new toilet roll was put into a container filled with ammonia and hydrogen sulfide gas, the concentration was reduced to under 10 percent in 10 minutes, a study found.

Shikoku Tokushi Co., in Kochi Prefecture, is promoting the product. The idea for the toilet paper was initially pitched by a business group in Ino, the paper-making town where Shikoku Tokushi is based.