Loo Roll: Seriously… Who Gives A Crap?

I’ve used recycled toilet roll before, but despite being recycled it normally comes in plastic packaging and is often poor quality. At the start of Plastic Free July my Mam took a leap of faith and bulk ordered some toilet roll from Who Gives A Crap. It was a leap of faith as introducing more recycled loo roll into the Cantwell household could of gone down like a scratchy lead balloon.

Luckily the risk has been a huge success.

Who Gives A Crap began with three guys realising that 2.3 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet.

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They make their toilet paper without using trees, the recycled rolls are from 100% post-consumer paper with no inks, dyes or scents. Each roll is 3-ply with 400 sheets per roll making them just as good quality as a normal toilet roll.

No plastic is used in the delivery of the rolls aside from a tiny bit of tape on the box. A funky cardboard box arrives at your door and inside you’ll find individually wrapped toilet rolls.

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To top off their sustainable kudos, Who Gives A Crap donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets for 2.3 billion people in need. Read here their latest impact updates.

So Who Gives A Crap are super responsible… but are they more expensive?

The 100% recycled toilet rolls from Who Gives A Crap cost £36 for 48 rolls. Each toilet roll is 3-ply with 400 sheets (38 meters) per roll, making the cost per roll 75p or 18.8p per 100 sheets.

Andrex toilet rolls cost £17.50 for 45 rolls. Each toilet roll is 2-ply with 200 sheets (25 meters) per roll, making the cost per roll 39p or 19.5p per 100 sheets.

At first it may seem Who Gives A Crap is more expensive but each roll is twice the size of Andrex so not only are they cheaper, you actually use less paper because each sheet is thicker.

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Switching to Who Gives A Crap has reduced our plastic waste and saves popping to the shop when we run out. If you’re not 100% on taking the same risk as my Mam you could give their free trial a go. Test out their paper and cancel if it’s not for you but I’d be surprised if you weren’t impressed enough to make the switch.

7 thoughts on “Loo Roll: Seriously… Who Gives A Crap?

  1. So cool! have heard of these but haven’t bothered to make the switch. Encouraging that your mum was keen- I’ll have to convince mine!

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