Yup we give a crap

1382938_10151959852896788_1251071400_nPoo is a reasonably central topic in our household. We have a one year old, which is a good enough excuse, but even before Boston came along my partner was well known for his poo stories (not yet sure if I am proud of this or just amused by it). So we were really stoked when we found an ethical poo cleaner company! Okay okay they are a toilet paper company.

I found out about Who Gives A Crap through a post on the  Down to Earth Mother Blog and I was sold within 5 minutes of perusing their website. Here is why…

1385574_10151954549201788_1762973596_nFor $30 including free postage to our door we received 48 rolls of poo paper (only $5 more then we are currently paying at woolies), Who Gives a Crap use 100% post consumer waste recycled fibres, saving trees and reducing landfill,  NO chlorine, inks, dyes or weird perfumes, YES it is biodegradable and safe in septic tanks…and I can personally promote the thick soft as silk (almost) feel. The big selling point for Steve and I is Who Gives a Crap donate 50% of profits to WaterAid who improve sanitation and build toilets in the developing world. EVERY ROLL OF WGAC PROVIDES SOMEONE ACCESS TO A TOILET FOR A WEEK.

So what do you all think? Are you going to give a crap?

note: If your wondering why such an ethical company has individually wrapped rolls here is a good response to the question from their facebook page. thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately we can’t send rolls unwrapped because of moisture and hygiene issues. We can either wrap them in paper (infinitely recyclable) or plastic (not recyclable in Australia). The largest paper pack size that can be used before paper packaging becomes too weak is a 6-pack. When we found out that our producer doesn’t have the technology to make paper 6-packs we were disappointed, but then we ran some numbers and worked out that wrapping rolls individually would only increase our total paper usage by around 0.7%. We also realised that if we reduced the length of each sheet from 11cm to 10cm we’d have a comparatively huge saving on our total paper usage! We’re continuing to work on our packaging, but we’re also focussing on the low hanging fruit that allows us to hugely increase environmental efficiency – like using trains instead of trucks (trains are 10 times more environmentally efficient) to move product around. Hopefully that helps clear up some of the things you’re thinking about!

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