The lavatory, loo, water closet, washroom, john, bathroom latrine, restroom, it goes by many names but it's the place where you do’ the business’. Recently we've been thinking about how it's a place of privilege. You can send us on a wilderness camping trip, we will rough it, we will stay in our dirty clothes and not shower, but please please please, let there be a toilet. We are privileged, even when we are "roughing it". We know it's a luxury, but we really think of it as more of a necessity, and as we've started researching more, we realize it is.
There so, so, so many people affected by life-threatening conditions associated with not having access to the sanitation we love so much (source). It's a necessity many go without. Turns out the little throne in our bathrooms not only keeps things clean, it also helps keep us alive. Privilege.
What we know to be true about our privilege, the kind of privilege that lets us buy essential oils, practice yoga, eat organic and fresh foods, and have clean water, is that it can either make us feel guilty and ashamed, or we can spread it around, like literally TP the world with it. We can buy from companies who treat the world better, we can even buy from companies who are giving back. When Who Gives a Crap reached out to us about a possible partnership, we did some research, some reading, and some questioning and decided, we do, WE GIVE A CRAP.
Something as simple as buying toilet paper can give back to a world desperately in need of support. Who Gives a Crap donates half of their profits to non-profit organizations, like WaterAid and Sanergy, that are working on improving hygiene, water and basic sanitation in developing countries. To date, they've donated $1.2 million Australia dollars (that’s the equivalent of over $950,000!) which is enough to help tens of thousands of people in need!
Here are some Other things we love:
- Free shipping on most orders.
- Good for the world, made without trees.
- Good for people, profits donated to help build toilets for people who need them.
- Good for your bum, no inks, dyes or scents, just good, simple toilet paper.
- 100% money-back guarantee, even though we, and they, know you'll love it.
First impression, it must be my birthday! A box, full of colorful goodness, that simply states what's inside and what Who Gives A Crap is all about. I love it. I stocked it under my bathroom sink, alongside my favorite feminine products and at the back of my toilet for the visual happiness they bring me. Second impressions, chug water, use bathroom. For recycled toilet paper, this stuff works and it's soft! Just like switching from standard deodorant to toxin free deodorant, there is a small adjustment switching from standard toilet paper to recycled. If you are used to using recycled, this won't be an adjustment at all. If you love lush fluffy toilet paper and are nervous, try out WGAC's Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper. Third impressions, with a male and a female in our home, I like to gauge how long a roll lasts. One roll of the Recycled 3-ply Toilet Paper lasted us 4 days, which is a day longer than the last stuff we were using.
It's so exciting to get the package! Phoenix was obsessed with opening the big box and seeing all the beautiful color inside. We're a Cottonelle family. We like premium between the cheeks, ya know? However, we've been SO IMPRESSED with the recycled paper. It's softer than it looks and dissolves quickly in the toilet bowl, which gives instant satisfaction. I like to see the impact of the planet-conscious effect right away. I honestly get a jolt of happiness every time I sit down and wipe, knowing this thing I do every day without even thinking, is actually doing some good, offering something to others that is such a first-world luxury for me.
Ways to give a crap
- Make the switch! Get $10 off your first order now.
- Smile next time you sit on your toilet.
- Use less toilet paper.
- Use less water by flushing less. If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down.
- Use WGAC wrapping for wrapping paper.
- Use cardboard roll for your garden, or kid's activity!
- If you didn't go order a box, think about this, $10 off makes the box $38 for 48 rolls. That's .80 cents a roll. Which is dang cheap and good for the world... and people....and your bum!
A quick note to say thank you to the team at Who Gives a Crap, you guys are awesome and we love what you are doing for all the privileged and not as privileged people out there!