When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. And no, we’re not talking about leaving the country but, instead, that regular journey to the lavatory that we all have to make.
The trouble is, that trip to the toilet? It’s not so kind to the planet.
Toilet Paper Matters
When toilet paper isn’t kind to the planet it hurts us all. Nearly half of the world’s forests are gone.
Even “recycled” paper can contain chlorine, formaldehyde, fragrances and BPAs.
These can ruin our world and our bodies and each of them has been linked to unpleasant health conditions.
Flushing Doesn’t Mean You’re Done
Worse, while toilet paper may only touch your skin for a few seconds, when you flush – all those chemicals end up in the water supply.
One day, they’re leaving your house via the u-bend, the next day?
They’re coming back in your drinking water. Yuck, right?
Enter Who Gives A Crap
Who Gives A Crap aims to change that. It was founded by 3 Australians in Melbourne back in 2012.
Their aim is very simple. To deliver 100% recycled or 100% bamboo fiber toilet paper which contains no inks, dyes or scents.
It must be 3 ply for comfort and twice the ordinary length of roll so that it doesn’t run out easily.
And then it must be shipped in recyclable or compostable containers.
They Give A Crap
And this isn’t just a toilet paper success story. Who Gives A Crap also donates half of their profits to build toilet facilities in developing nations.
This saves lives.
Did you know that nearly 2.3 billion people don’t have access to a toilet and that, in turn, due to poor sanitation a child will die every 2 minutes of a diarrhoeal disease?
So, the next time you order some toilet paper, why not show that you give a crap too and buy it from Who Gives A Crap?
Last Word on Crap
Toilet paper matters as do many other small things. If you want to make a positive difference in the world why not change your toothpaste too?
Or switch to purchasing from zero waste stores?