Japan’s Tiny Toilet Bins


Because Japan’s toilet system has powerful flush mechanism and can break down tissue papers, therefore used tissues must be flushed, and that’s the reason why their trash bins are cute. Love this hygienic system.


In the Philippines, one needs to throw used tissue papers in the toilet trash bins because flushing it (lots of it) can cause clogging, hence the need for regular size trash bins. I really feel bad for those Japanese visitors in the country, especially the ladies who unintentionally found themselves in a situation where they’ve clogged the toilet bowl because of the mental model to flush the paper, then have realized too late the weak power of Philippine toilet flush.


2 responses to “Japan’s Tiny Toilet Bins

  1. Katherine September 3, 2015 at 11:25 am

    In Greece they prefer you throw the tissue away, too, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I just tried to be extra careful, and luckily we didn’t have any problems. Someone told me the plumbing is much better now, but people are still afraid it won’t work, so they keep the signs up!

  2. makadto September 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Hi Katherine, thank you for this info


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