It’s funny how things come together to help you make a decision when the time is right.

On a couple of occasions recently I have heard about a company called ‘Who Gives a Crap’ in relation to environmentally friendly toilet paper but as I was buying Aldi’s 9 pack of loo roll that is packaged in paper, I was feeling like that was good as it was eliminating one bit of plastic packaging.

Then a couple of weeks ago I was in Aldi with ‘toilet rolls’ on my shopping list and found the shelf was bare – well, bare of the paper-packaged toilet paper … obviously everyone else was thinking the same as me.  So I had a decision to make, plastic packaged toilet roll or go home and investigate the eco-friendly option?

I decided to go home and find out more about Who Gives A Crap.

In brief, they are an Australian company who give a crap!  Their toilet paper:

  • is made from recycled paper
  • doesn’t have any dyes, inks or scents
  • is wrapped in paper
  • builds toilets – they give 50% of their profits to build toilets in the developing world

What swung it for me was that in order to build toilets for people who need them, they partner with a number of different charities that work under the WASH scheme.  WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and it’s something that I heard about a few days before in a film about Bill Gates. These 3 things are essential for health and when we’re in the midst of a pandemic it’s particularly relevant.  Additionally, one of their partners is WaterAid, a charity that, as a water only drinker, I support.  So the decision was made.

There is real personality in their website and it made the purchase of toilet paper feel like something important and fun.  What’s more, I’ve set up a subscription so they will automatically send out more toilet paper every few months so I should never be without!

So to end the story, a few days later a HUGE box arrived with 48 brightly packaged loo rolls inside.  My toilet roll stand is now anything but boring … and my airing cupboard is stuffed full of loo roll!!

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