Everything in America is the biggest. I has to be because they are the biggest people. Their fridges are awesome. You could live inside one of their washing machines quite comfortably.
Seriously though, America does have some seriously large household machinery and personally I love it. I love the America devices. Ours seem quite puny by comparison. The American machines can be a bit clunky but they are very functional.
I am guessing to a certain extent, but I am going to presume that on average the American toilet has a stronger flush and a bigger outlet pipe that European loos (English for toilet). Don’t take that the wrong way, please..! That can create problems, although in general it makes life easier. One problem relates to cats – at last I have got to the subject of cats. I will also dangerously presume that more cat owners in America than in other countries flush their cat litter down the toilet. It is highly convenient to do that.
Some cat litter is designed to be flushable but…is it really as good as the sales blurb says it is? And in any case a lot people in America have such superb toilets with vacuum flush systems and oversize piping and gallons of water etc. that they can successfully flush down clay clumping litter or almost anything else for a long time without apparent plumbing problems.
So I have concluded that Americans like to flush used cat litter down the toilet because the toilet and the plumbing and the drain can take it and because it is extremely convenient. It also helps the garbage people because it removes cat litter from other household waste.
Lucky Americans. Not so lucky, though, if you are a sea otter or some other marine wildlife living near the outlet for processed waste because sewage processing plants cannot at present (I am informed) remove the protozoan that causes toxoplasmosis and which can be in the feces of the domestic cat.
There is, therefore, an environmental issue here. Also I will guess that the average decent American plumber would advise against chucking used cat litter down the toilet.
As for me, it never crossed my mind. I wonder why? It just seems unnatural to do it. Also it seems like a disaster waiting to happen on the plumbing front. Clumping litter is clay. Clay and water = cement. I am almost certain that very few people in Europe flush cat litter down the toilet.
What do you do? Are you a litter flusher? If so how do you justify it?