Recently, I wrote about how to choose the most eco-friendly toilet paper. At the same time, I am looking for ways to avoid shopping at supermarkets, so imagine my happiness at finding eco-friendly toilet paper I could buy in bulk. Go on, picture it! I was pretty excited.
Who Gives a Crap is 100 percent recycled, chlorine-free and tested on humans (you’d hope so, wouldn’t you…). It is a social enterprise, with half of all profits going to WaterAid to build toilets and improve sanitation in developing nations. To get this product to the marketplace, Aussie entrepreneur Simon Griffiths sat on a dunny for 50 hours to raise the $50,000 start-up funds. That’s some serious dedication to the cause.
I ordered 48 rolls of Who Gives a Crap toilet paper, which was delivered free within a few days. My only gripe (not counting the punctuation fail/missing question mark) is that each roll is individually wrapped in paper, but I understand that this is to meet sanitation standards in offices and the like. I have written to the company asking them to reconsider this.
We actually had the chance to put the paper to good use recently when Alfie and I made crackers for our Christmas in July party. Guess what everyone’s real Christmas pressies are going to be wrapped in…
There’s only so much I can write about toilet paper – it does the job, it helps others and it’s made with sustainable practices. Do your bum and the world a favour and try Who Gives a Crap. Buy it here.