Eeeew… disgusting, isn’t it?
Whereas people would usually flush used toilet paper down the toilet, throwing used tissue paper on the trash can is a common habit here in Taiwan.
So imagine, after doing your business and wiping your butt, people would usually just throw it on the trashcan lying beside the bowl.
Imagine what sort of bacteria right there… 🙁
I asked my Taiwanese friends why this was a common habit. They said that they do understand that in Western countries, people usually flush it down the toilet. But because the quality of toilet paper bought in Taiwan doesn’t disintegrate easily in water, people here have no choice but to throw it in the waste basket.
I dunno. By habit, I still make it a point to flush used toilet paper… and so far, it hasn’t created any problems.
It’s too disgusting to throw it anywhere else. 🙂
Oh well, just another things you can only see in Taiwan!