My journey to a zero-waste lifestyle has been full of ups and downs. One of the biggest shocks for me after moving to the USA is that so much toilet paper comes individually wrapped in plastic. This is great if your toilet floods and you happen to store your toilet paper on the floor. It is not so great if you care about the environment. Who Gives A Crap was our much needed solution to this problem!
Who Gives A Crap offers feel-good products including toilet paper, tissues and paper towels. When they say “feel-good” products, they don’t just mean that they feel good when you wipe. They are also good for the environment and for people in need. How can toilet paper be so amazing? Keep reading!
Good For the Environment
Who Gives A Crap offers not one, but two types of eco-friendly toilet paper. One is made out of sustainably sourced bamboo. The other is made out of recycled paper. Both cost around $1 per roll and come in a box of 48 rolls. The bamboo paper is $4 more expensive and it’s the one that I personally order. Currently, due to panic buying in preparation for the new Coronovirus, they are sold out of toilet paper. Normally, they have plenty of stock!
The rolls come wrapped in recycled paper in pretty designs. It can be used for wrapping gifts and they even have a special design around Christmas time just for this purpose! They do explain that they have to wrap it for sanitary reasons and they do it individually because packing multiple together would waste even more paper. They’ve done their research!
Good for Your Body
A lot of toilet paper these days contains inks or dyes. Some is also scented. While I myself enjoy scented toilet paper, it can have a negative impact on our bodies. We absorb whatever we come in contact with and using the wrong toilet paper can be unhealthy. Not only is Who Gives A Crap paper safe to use, but it is also 3-ply and as soft as it is firm.
Good for People in Need
My favorite things about this toilet paper do not end with their affordable price of $1 a roll. They also donate 50% of their profits to those in need! The owners of the company are very passionate about providing safe toilet paper to those in need.
“We started Who Gives A Crap when we learnt that 2.3 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet. That’s roughly 40% of the global population and means that around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes.”Who Gives a Crap
Who Gives A Crap really does give a crap. And you should too. If you’re unsure about switching to a new brand, keep in mind that Who Gives A Crap offers a 100% money back guarantee. If you don’t like the paper or their services, they will refund your purchase. You’ve got nothing to lose!