Toilet paper comes in many forms and types. There's Charmin and Scott, premium and regular, 1 ply, 2 ply, and even 3 ply. But what do these all have in common? They are all crap for the environment.
Like all paper products, toilet paper originally comes from trees. Due to the high demand for toilet paper, millions of trees have been cut down. The average American uses 28 lbs, or over 140 rolls of toilet paper every year. According to National Geographic, "Toiler paper wipes out 27,000 trees a day." That is almost 10 MILLION trees being cut down for toilet paper every year.
So what is wrong with cutting down trees? Trees absorb CO2 and release water and oxygen. CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas, meaning that trees are crucial to limiting the greenhouse effect and keeping our planet cool. And since trees have long lifespans, forests are considered as carbon sinks. But when trees are cut down, the stored carbon is released back into the atmosphere. Not only are we flushing away our forests (pardon the pun), we are turning carbon sinks into carbon sources and worsening global warming and climate change by using traditional toilet paper.
Thankfully, reTHink's Zero-Waste Store has a solution. We sell who gives a crap toilet paper, which is a much better alternative to normal toilet paper. Their normal toilet paper is made from 100% recycled material, and their premium line is made from 100% bamboo. They also have other paper products, such as tissues and paper towels. In addition, they don't use plastic and donate 50% of all profits to ensure that everyone has access to clean water and toilets! This company is on a roll (sorry)!!!
You can buy who gives a crap toilet paper either from our website or from the Zero-Waste Store. We are located at 608 N. 13th St. Terre Haute, IN 47807, and are open from 11am-6pm Monday-Thursday.