After toilet paper is flushed down a toilet and it goes to a water treatment plant, what happens next?
- Does it decompose, if so what gasses are released? Is the carbon sequestered in any significant way?
- Is it present in a solid form in the outflow of the treatment plant? (i.e. in to the sea?) Does that affect wildlife?
- What, if anything, is consumed as it is processed? (e.g. are chemicals consumed)
I see there is a questions about alternatives to toilet paper. I'd like to understand the impacts of using it. Of course there is the impact of its production, transportation, etc, but I think that is a separate question.