Since I’m interested in sustainable living, it follows that a lot of my favorite influencers are too. One influencer that I especially love is Hannah McNeely. She shares lots of delicious, fresh vegan food, ways to reduce waste in daily life, and overall just seems like a positive and fun person to know. It’s through Hannah that I first heard about Who Gives A Crap; my interest was piqued when Hannah said she was trying their toilet paper out because it’s a lower waste alternative to traditional toilet paper. Coincidentally, a few weeks later I had a message in my inbox from no other than Who Gives A Crap, asking me if I’d be interested in trying out their toilet paper. And that’s the backstory of this Who Gives A Crap review.
Guys, Who Gives A Crap isn’t just regular toilet paper. It’s toilet paper for cool people. The paper itself is 100% recycled and comes in all recyclable, brightly colored packaging, and 50% of the company’s profits are donated to their charity partners to help build toilets for the 2.3 billion people living without one.
Who Gives A Crap toilet paper is good for the planet, and it looks good while doing it. Check out the fun patterns on the paper wrapping! They even have festive special edition designs around the holidays.
Each roll is printed with a few important statistics about Who Gives A Crap’s mission and environmental impact.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Who Gives A Crap toilet paper has a simple dotted texture. Nothing frilly or flowery like the generic stuff I’d been buying. I know, I know — in the grand scheme of things, the design of my toilet paper isn’t a big deal, but the simplicity of the Who Gives A Crap paper does appeal to me.
Who Gives A Crap toilet paper is also luxuriously three-ply and the rolls are extra long. It doesn’t fall apart in your hand when you wipe (just sayin’) and because of that I think I’m using less per wipe than I normally would.
But back to the fun stuff — the packaging. As I previously mentioned, the rolls are individually wrapped in paper. Apart from the packing tape, there’s no plastic involved at all in getting it to your house, which is great! I’ve talked before about how paper and glass can be recycled more easily and more often than plastic, so I try to choose non-plastic products whenever I can.
Another low waste bathroom product switch I’ve made lately is to use bar soap wrapped in paper/paperboard instead of bodywash in a plastic bottle. Since I have short, fairly unfussy hair, I’m also thinking about starting to use shampoo bars instead of liquid shampoo when I run out. (Let me know if there’s a shampoo bar you love!)
Anyway, back to the TP. The designs on the wrappers are so bright and cute that leaving extra TP rolls out for guests becomes fun, not embarrassing!
And now, opening my under-sink cabinet is a bit cheerier.
One fun little easter egg feature of Who Gives A Crap is that they include a couple of “emergency rolls“, wrapped in a bright red paper. The paper is printed with a message reminding you to reorder before you run out completely! I tucked the emergency rolls in the back of my cabinet so that they’ll be the last ones I use.
I hope my Who Gives a Crap review was helpful if you’ve been thinking about giving it a try. And if you’re ready to take the plunge, use this link to get $10 your first purchase. If you’re interested in other posts about reducing waste and shopping sustainably, check out these guys:
- Mindfulness, Sustainability, and Me
- Continuing My Sustainability Story | Earth Day 2018
- Upcycled Thrift Store Statement Art : YOLO!