Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Who Gives A Crap Toilet paper

 

Who Gives A Crap toilet paper

It's an awkward time to chat about bulk buying toilet paper considering the baffling reaction to lockdown earlier in the year... BUT, we've been meaning to switch to Who Gives A Crap toilet paper for a long time to reduce our plastic consumption.

Families who use family cloth, I salute you, but it's not for us. However plastic packaging from toilet paper is something to throw away covering something we throw away so finding a plastic free option was a welcome find to at least reduce our waste a little.

Honestly speaking, we live on a budget and we can't always afford to switch to luxury items just because it's more environmentally friendly or ethical if it comes with a price tag. However, Who Gives A Crap's recycled toilet paper works out at 18.8p per 100 sheets - this is cheaper than Sainsbury's recycled toilet paper which we usually opt for and is a brilliant price for 3 ply.

WGAC donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets: "We started Who Gives A Crap when we learnt that 2.4 billion people don't have access to a toilet (now 2 billion - yay for progress!). That's roughly 40% of the global population and means that around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes Building toilets provides a way to keep waste out of waterways and provide a safe, dignified place for a person to do their business. But toilets are a part of a bigger system of health initiatives called WASH, which stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Together, these three elements save lives, boost economies and strengthen communities." Knowing that profits from our purchase go to this fantastic cause, rather than to a supermarket giant, makes it more worthy than ever.

So, the upsides: no extra cost than we're already paying, free delivery to our home, profits going to a charitable cause, double length rolls, dye-free and scent free recycled paper, plastic free packaging. The downside is simply storing them - we have next to no storage space in our little house, but subscriptions are designed this way which helps to use less packaging and lower the overall carbon footprint. And so that's a sacrifice we'll make happily considering all the other benefits.

Have you tried WGAC yet?

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