This is an easy one, my friends. Switch your dang toilet paper.
We all use it. Everyday. Multiple times a day. But have you ever really thought about what happens before it gets to your bathroom? According to National Geographic, 27,000 trees are made into toilet paper every. single. day. Trees aren't even harvestable until they are 10-20 years old, which means that every single day 27,000 trees that have been on this earth for 10+ years, providing oxygen and minding their own business, are getting chopped down, ground up, and processed into a (sometimes) soft tissue, and then ultimately flushed down the toilet. Everyday. Plus most of the time when you see toilet paper at the grocery store it's packed in a non-recyclable plastic film.
Now that you're mad, let me tell you about Who Gives A Crap.
I've been using toilet paper from Who Gives A Crap for about six months now.
Here's what I like about them:
Ships straight to your door. As a vehicle-less human, I actually despise buying toilet paper at the grocery store because it is so bulky. Yes, obviously it's lightweight, but it's usually not easy to fit in a bag, so getting it home with a bunch of other groceries in my hands is kind of a nightmare. Having my toilet paper shipped directly to me is truly a dream come true.
Subscription, baby! The longer you hang around here the quicker you will learn how much I value a good subscription. I love never running out of basics because they always arrive when I need them and I never have to think about it. You can adjust your Who Gives A Crap subscription to any number of weeks based on how quickly you go through your toilet paper, and you can pause or cancel at any time.
Options and add-ons. In addition to recycled toilet paper, Who Gives A Crap has a variety of other tree-free products including bamboo toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. I've used the paper towels which are made from a blend of bamboo and sugar cane. They are very absorbent, compostable, and a great option for people who aren't ready to spring for 100% cloth towels.
2. High quality tissue.
Good value. Jumbo rolls for $1 each (or $0.25 per 100 sheets). The paper towels are $16 for six 2-ply, double length rolls. (Yes $1 per roll is probably more than what you'll find at a store, but not THAT much more.)
Doesn't leave little unwanted shreds. All of their toilet paper is 3-ply.
3. Better for the earth.
Awesome mission. According to their website, 40% of the worlds population doesn't have access to a toilet and because of this a child dies every two minutes due to diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. The Who Gives A Crap team donates 50% of their total profits to building toilets for people who wouldn't otherwise have access to one. So far, they have donated over $1,900,000 USD.
Reusable. No, I am not talking about reusing your toilet paper. BUT, each roll comes individually wrapped in a really cute paper that can definitely be reused as gift wrap. Or it can just be recycled.
No plastic. Who Gives A Crap only uses recyclable packaging such as cardboard and paper tape.
Are there any cons?
Well I don't necessarily see this as a huge con, but since these rolls get delivered in quantities of either 30 or 48, there is a question of storage... This has certainly been a funny challenge for us in our very small one-bedroom apartment, but we figured it out and you can too! Possible solution: find a friend who wants to go halvsies with you.
The paper towels are shorter than traditional rolls? That's all I can think of.
Convinced yet? Use my code for $10 off your first order. (No this is not a sponsored post. I just believe in the product and like a sweet discount as much as the next gal.)
Anyways, it's your turn again! Have you tried Who Gives A Crap or another brand of sustainable toilet paper? What did you think? Let me know.