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Duke unrolls the comfort

March 19, 2013

DURHAM, NC — With the help of members of Duke University's Facilities Management department, some university buildings are rolling out a new bathroom luxury, according to the Duke Today.

Image courtesy of Albert Scott of the Duke TodayHousekeeping staff has begun the process of outfitting West Campus academic buildings with two-ply toilet paper, replacing one-ply rolls as they run out, all in the name of comfort, the article stated.

According to the article, Albert Scott, director of grounds, housekeeping, sanitation and recycling services, also noted "important benefits of standardization across campus, more efficient dispensers and cost effectiveness."

In addition to being a better quality, purchasing two-ply paper is actually better for the bottom line, one-ply rolls had 800 feet of paper, while the new two-ply rolls have about 1,000 feet and cost less than .001 cents more per foot, the article noted.

"Typically, people will end up using more tissue with one-ply than two-ply. This change will help save toilet paper," Scott added.

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