I don't know what the delivery guy thought when he brought me this box
This is what was inside
It's a sample pack from a company called Who gives a crap. Toilet paper, kitchen paper and tissues. All made from recycled paper or bamboo, with 50% of profits going to build toilets in parts of the world where the 'luxury' of a loo is rare.
I'd been looking at their website occasionally because I knew they did these free trial packs (£3 delivery charge) now and again.When you have a septic tank there is always a worry about blocking up the drains which is why I didn't want to order a bulk purchase straight off.
Many years ago we always used 100% recycled paper, we would go up to Norwich to a wholefood warehouse and collect loo rolls 8 dozen at a time at a time, flour by the sack, muesli and dried fruit in big 10kg bags.It saved us a lot of money back then When the children moved out we didn't need so much of anything and the warehouse stopped people going in to collect their own stuff and that was the end.
Being on my own I don't use a huge amount of loo paper so can afford to do another little bit to help a good charity - I've been a Wateraid supporter for a while so this is another way to help improve sanitation and water supplies so that more children don't have to miss school or spend hours carrying water.
I was a bit concerned as this TP is 3 ply but it seems to be OK, I've tested it for breakdownability!
The bamboo paper didn't break down so easily so I won't be using that, I've given that away.
The catch to having this cheap free sample is that you have to sign up for a regular delivery. I shall get the first one in a few weeks time but will then need to cancel as I won't need more for about a year!
This is my first post under the label "Small steps to a Smaller Footprint". I'll do more posts about things I already do and future changes.