Among the information about me that you probably don’t want to know is that I go through a lot of toilet paper. Imagine a certain quantity of toilet paper. Now double it. That’s what I used this morning.
So when Megan mentioned that there is now a sustainable alternative to wood-based toilet paper using bamboo fiber, I was intrigued. Very intrigued.
Who Gives a Crap is a company that specializes in making paper products out of bamboo instead of regular wood. Bamboo grows easily and quickly without pesticides and other chemicals. I’m sure the sustainability level varies based on exactly how it’s farmed and shipped, but in general, my understanding is that it’s much more earth-friendly than the types of wood typically used to make toilet paper.
There’s a small catch, though: The standard quantity from Who Gives a Crap is 48 rolls. Even for someone like me, that’s a lot of toilet paper. And I wasn’t even sure I’d like it–what if it tears too easily or smells like pandas? So I was a bit hesitant to take the plunge.
In the end, though, I decided to give it a try. A few days later, a big box showed up in the mail with these beautifully wrapped rolls (they’re almost asking to be shared with others as party favors).
My first impressions? Awesome. It’s just as good as normal toilet paper, and it actually feels stronger without being abrasive. Something about those bamboo fibers.
If you’re intrigued and you want to save $10, feel free to use this link to order a box for yourself. Let me know what you think!
Also, if you’ve tried to make the consumables in your life more eco-friendly and sustainable, I’d love to hear your recommendations.