Healthy Living

Is Your Toilet Paper Dirty?

Rolls of who gives a crap toilet paper in a window with a plant.

What’s in your bathroom cupboard? If you’re buying toilet paper made by Procter & Gamble, that purchase contributes to the destruction of rainforests in Canada and Indonesia — one million acres of which are razed every year to make what you’re flushing. Every day ONE MILLION TREES are cut down to make TP!

That’s because companies like P&G use virgin fiber, rather than recycled — but once these old growth forests and the indigenous communities that depend on them are gone, they’re never coming back. Luckily, consumers like us are demanding recycled, and many TP producers have made the switch: Look for brands that use “100% recycled content” for all your paper products.

Box of toilet paper on front porch

If you want to take it a step further, my favorite is Who Gives A Crap. You get it by subscription — so it shows up every few months in a giant box like this, which makes things much more affordable than what’s in store shelves.

Plus WGAC is is 100% recycled, supports water and sanitation projects, and is now made in the USA! (And no, this post is not sponsored.)

What are your favorite recycled paper TP? Please tell me about it in comments, below. Thanks!

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