This post is sponsored by Who Gives a Crap, makers of smarter paper products.
Delivery services that ship things right to your door, while all the rage, can be tricky to navigate for the zero waster. I hate leaving my house in the winter as much as anyone, but when faced with the prospect of plastic-packaged groceries or an individually-portioned ingredients in a meal delivery service appearing at my door? I'd rather just bundle up and do things my way.
But when a service like that is actually the more sustainable option, I'm all there. Sign me up, and check an errand off my list to boot. That's the case with Who Gives a Crap, makers of a to-your-door box of toilet paper that I got the chance to test out this month.
There isn't anywhere near me that sells single rolls of sustainable paper-wrapped toilet paper; all of the things on the shelves near me are either shrink-wrapped in plastic, or wrapped in paper but cheaply made from non-sustainable paper sources. The latter option is what I used to use, but running out to the drugstore to stock up on five rolls of something called "Big Roll" was not a necessarily lovely experience.
Getting Who Gives a Crap, however, was. Their model is to ship paper-wrapped, sustainable toilet paper (the version I tested out was made completely of recycled materials - no trees needed!, but they also have a bamboo version) right to your door: no hemming and hawing over whether to buy rolls wrapped in plastic again. The box arrived without a lick of plastic save for the tape holding it shut; I'll reuse the box to house thrift store donations, and the individual wrappers can be recycled or composted. (Though the bright, cheerful patterns will jolly up your linen closet until then!).
Along with being able to choose between their subscription service or a one-time order and between bamboo or recycled paper, you can also pick your amount: 24 rolls or 48. The former is great for people like me who live in a small apartment that's short on closet space, but I also like the idea of splitting a box of 48 with a friend to take advantage of the lower price. For now, I'm storing mine in my bathroom cabinet, and every time I open it I'm happy not to have to make a mental note to run out to the drugstore again soon.
Best of all, 50% of their profits are donated to their charity partners, who work on vital sanitation projects in developing countries. (You can read more about their mission here, if you'd like).
If you'd like to try them out, you can get $10 off your first subscription by clicking here.
This post is sponsored by Who Gives a Crap. As always, all thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies working toward a more zero waste world.