Here at A Kailyard in Adelaide we are on a never-ending quest to avoid the big chain supermarkets, be sustainable, and give back to the community. Therefore we were thrilled to discover Who Gives a Crap last year, a company that ticks all three boxes for us. Who Gives a Crap delivers their toilet paper, tissues and paper towels right to your door – so no more supermarkets! (At least for loo paper.)
The toilet paper is made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste and is totally biodegradable; it is also soft and thick, the rolls last for ages. Their products are chlorine, ink, dye, and perfume free. This means they have saved thousands of trees and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Who Gives a Crap is based in Victoria with warehouses in most capital cities in Australia and while the product itself is made in China, they ship directly to their warehouses so the transport emissions are about the same as they would be if they trucked it all over our huge country – so sustainable!
Best of all 50% of their profits go to Wateraid to fund sanitation projects in developing countries. Poor sanitation and the water crisis is the second biggest killer of children under 5 worldwide, so giving to Wateraid ensures people who need it have access to safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation. Basically, toilets are totally awesome as they save so many lives – so giving back!
This graphic from their website shows exactly how great their impact is – I hope they don’t mind me “borrowing” their image but it is so powerful I had to use it!
We received our first box of 48 in September last year, got a 24 box in January and have just bought another box of 48. As our household has three adults plus sundry visiting friends and family that is pretty impressive; I guarantee the toilet paper we used to buy never lasted that long! We have also purchased their bamboo tissues and plan to get some paper towels in the near future. Delivery is free if you spend over $30 and quick, our last box arrived the day after I ordered it. In fact we are so impressed with the product we gave a number of boxes away as Christmas gifts, the opening of which created much hilarity.
So, if like us, you are striving to avoid giving your money to conglomerates, want to be sustainable, and want to help others then Who Gives a Crap is the company for you!
This post has been written as a way to share some of the ways we lead a more sustainable life. While we regularly shop at Who Gives a Crap we are in no way affiliated with it, nor were we paid in anyway for writing this post.