Beijing park goes high tech to save toilet paper


BEIJING - A park in the Chinese capital, Beijing, has found a high-tech solution to stop people from using excessive amounts of toilet paper.

The Temple of Heaven Park has equipped public washrooms with a paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology to record each user and then roll out a strip of about 70 centimeters of paper for one trip to the bathroom.

The same user will have to wait for nine minutes before they can get another strip of toilet paper.

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