This post is not sponsored. I’ve been buying from Who Gives A Crap for close to a year now. I love it and just want to share!
I do have a $10 off referral link for you at the end, if you want to try it out for yourself.
About 18 months ago, my family went travelling and camping through central Australia.
It is very remote there, and there are not many facilities and services between the towns. So if you happen to stop at a remote location, you are encouraged to take your own litter away with you.
We made many stops… and saw first hand the disgusting, eye sore on the landscape – blinding white toilet paper everywhere!
Ribbons of it waving in trees and bushes, sticking up out of the ground, crumpled up and littered on the earth.
At that point, I decided to start buying biodegradable toilet paper – and I found Who Gives A Crap.
(I was introduced to the brand by 3 friends!)
Their toilet paper are made from 100% recycled paper, good for the environment, forest friendly, with no inks, no dyes, no scents.
They don’t wrap their toilet paper in plastic.
All the inner cores of the toilet paper and cardboard boxes are made from recycled paper too.
They donate 50% of all their profits to non-profit organisations working to help build toilets and to improve access to hygiene, water and basic sanitation in developing countries.
What’s the difference between Biodegradable Toilet Paper vs. Standard Toilet Paper?
Most standard toilet paper are made from virgin trees!
Standard toilet paper breaks down at a slower rate than biodegradable toilet paper and it needs more water to fully decompose.
Biodegradable toilet paper is usually made from a fast growing material, such as bamboo, which needs less water and matures faster. It also dissolves and breaks down faster (in less water) than standard toilet paper.
It can also be made from recycled paper, which means no trees are cut down.
Basically, biodegradable toilet paper is much better for the environment.
We buy the tissue boxes too!
My kids say it’s a little difficult to get the paper out, but omg I tell them to get over it, it’s a small price to pay.
What’s the Cost?
In terms of cost, YES it’s a little more expensive than buying it on sale from the supermarket.
But I feel… if I want to do something good for the environment (as opposed to just feeling all sad about it), I can support little businesses trying to be transparent and trying to do some good and make a difference to the world. My money is my vote!
I haven’t worked out how much more it costs me each year, but if it’s something like $50 more, I’m totally happy with that!
(Some people would prefer to have luxurious toilet paper and donate $50 to an environmental cause – which is perfectly fine as well haha!)
Who Gives A Crap has a subscription option and normal one-time purchase option.
For the subscription option, you can get a delivery every 4 weeks (for 5-6 people), 6 weeks (for 3-4 people) or 8 weeks (for 1-2 people). I don’t use the subscription option.
We are a family of five – 2 adults and 3 boys (aged 15, 13 and 9) and I’ve found that we finish a box of 24 rolls in about 8 weeks. Maybe because boys use less toilet paper?!
So I just make a one-time purchase every 7-8 weeks.
Special Discount Link
You can get $10 off your first order, if you use my referral link here.
I think you have to spend over $48 though, and it’s free shipping over $30.
If you do purchase, I get a reward of $10 put into my account, but seriously, I’m not doing it for money, I’m sharing the discount, hoping others try it out and make a switch to a more environmentally friendly option too!